Border Crossings’ ORIGINS FESTIVAL 2017
Every year the Sakha people celebrate the festival of summer – Ysekh. This ethnic holiday celebrates the Aiyy deities and the revival of nature; it embraces ritual prayers, dancing, and horse races.
JOHOGOI AIYY is a serene deity worshipped by people. He gave horses to humans, and now is the heavenly patron of horse rearing.
This film tells the story of a boy called Johogoi, who came to Ysekh on his horse. It is his first time to attend a big festival, where he will meet different people, see amazing horses and hear delightful singing. And it is here, at the Ysekh, where he will meet the one who seems to have emerged from his dreams.
Another stunning UK premiere at ORIGINS followed by a Q&A with Graham Harvey, Professor of Religious Studies at the Open University.
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