The Madonna Murti
Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, Sharon Syriac | Trinidad and Tobago | 54 mins | Short Documentary | 2013 | English
SYNOPSIS: This documentary features candid interviews with poojaris, pilgrims, pundits and priests as well as academic experts who have tried to understand The Madonna Murti, artists who have tried to capture her illusive image and writers who have tried to tell her story.
The documentary utilizes narratives, drama, illustrations and song to tell the tale of a statue who offers health, hope, help and happiness to those who come to her most in need of it.
The celebrations at the La Divina Pastora Siparia RC Church in Trinidad and Tobago are very similar to those practised at Our Lady of Vailankanni in India.
Featuring: Angelo Bissessarsingh, Ravi Ji, Dr. Kumar Mahabir, Fr. Martin Sirju,
Narrator: José Calero and Sonia Cruz de Baltodano
Written by: Sharon Syriac
Music: Mark Gilbert and Joanna Shortt
Director of Photography: Oyetayo Ojoade
Photographs / Artwork: Oyetayo Ojoade
Edited by: Oyetayo Ojoade