The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present a screening of the documentary film "Ceremony," followed by a discussion with filmmaker Sas Carey, on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, free for BMAC members and children under 18.

A project ten years in the making, "Ceremony" sheds light on the mysterious spiritual life of shamans in northern Mongolia, specifically focusing on one particular ceremony that few outsiders have ever witnessed, let alone filmed.

Carey, a nurse from Middlebury, spent over a decade with the shamans and nomads in the Mongolian steppe. After many years, the shamans allowed her to film their ceremony, during which a shaman slips into a trance and takes on a spirit being. The shaman and others provide voice over commentary.

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