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Bea wants to know

Original title Bea wants to know


Bea, a young Puerto Rican university student, wants to know more about her future and understand why, despite her efforts, her professional and personal life seems stagnated. She will find the answers to her questions through a medium of San Juan, who will propose that she take part in a spiritual cleansing ritual in order to expel bad energies that prevent her from being completely happy. Through the experiences of Bea and her friends, this film portrays the role played by popular religion in contemporary Puerto Rican society.


Roger Canals (Barcelona, 1980) holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology, with a specialty in Visual Anthropology, from l’Ecole des Hatues Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the Universitat de Barcelona. He has published various articles on visual anthropology and Afro-American religions in Catalan, Spanish, English and French and is currently working on his first book, which is expected to be published in spring 2011. His first ethnographic film, The Many Faces of a Venezuelan Goddess (2007), which explores the cult of María Lionza in Venezuela, has received recognition and awards at several festivals. He currently works at the Universitat de Barcelona as professor and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, as well as coordinator of the Masters Program in Visual Anthropology.

Photography ROGER CANALS