Semnul Bradului (The sign of the Fir), 1971


Quicktime Video: Semnul Bradului (The sign of the Fir), 1971

357m., color.
Film by Slavomir Popovici.
Scenario by Gabriela Ionescu.
Scientific consultants: Prof. Corina Niculescu, Prof. Nicolae Both and Radu Răutu.
With the cooperation of the Bucharest Institute of Ethnography and Folklore of the Romanian Academy and the help of the Polovragi, Horea, Toaca, Arcani and Gura Râului communes inhabitants.

The film presents the uses of the fir tree in the wedding and burrial ceremonials as well as its symbolic representation on ceramics, textiles, wooden sculptures or ritual bread. Used by permission of Gabriela Ionescu and Iaromira Popovici.

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