Serpent Mother

Ákos Östör, Allen Moore. 1985. United States of America, India. vo English, Hindi. 28’

Serpent Mother is about devotion to the Goddess of Snakes and the importance of divine female power in West Bengal Indian life. The film's focus is the Jhapan Festival, the great celebration of snakes. It shows the festival preparations, the role of traditional arts and crafts in the worship of the Goddess, devotional singing, and a demonstration of ritual action.