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Beyond the burden of the real
Paul Henley

: Ika Hands (shot in 1981, though not released until 1988), which presents the life of the priestly figures known as mama among the Ika, an Amerindian indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northeastern Colombia, and, finally, Forest of Bliss (shot in 1984, released in 1986), an extended meditation on mortality in the form of a day-in-the-life account, from one sunrise to the next, of the funeral practices in and around the cremation pyres on the ghāts, the stepped

in Beyond observation