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Elizabeth Wickett

For Those Who Sail to Heaven (1990)

1990. 48 minutes. Egypt. Elizabeth Wickett. Documentary

At the climax of the annual Opet festival in ancient Luxor, the barques of ancient Theban gods were pulled from Karnak to Luxor and then sailed back on the "waters of inundation." Today, the descendants of Luxor's patron saint, Sheikh Sidi Abu'l Hajjaj, continue this ancient ritual.

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