El que Todo lo Puede
27 min / 1997 / Betacam SP/NTSC
This documentary evokes the worship of San Jerónimo which is celebrated every year in the city of Masaya, Nicaragua, and whose most original manifestations of devotion are the traditional Torovenado (Bull-Deer) processions.
These processions–a fusion of Spanish Catholic traditions and indigenous rites–are a mixture of street theater, satire, and dances with masks.
Today, this religious festival has become a large local carnival, where any transgression has its place. Here, homosexuals have found the freedom to cross-dress and parade through the streets under the watchful protection of the Saint. Politicians also try to gain the favors of San Jerónimo and the votes of citizens, campaigning in the midst of the popular fervor
Director: Florence JAUGEY
Production: Camila Films, Florence Jaugey/ Frank Pineda
Edition: Gerardo ARCE
Sound: Luis FUENTES, Ramón MejIa, Rafael RUIZ
This film has been produced with support from the Ibero-American Cooperation Institute, through its Support to Audiovisual Creation program, 1995.