Letters for Peace
Global Cultures • 6m 50s
In Brazil, the Spiritist movement is growing at a phenomenal rate. Followers believe that direct contact can be made with dead loved ones. In this film, we see the work of one of Spiritsm's proponents, Fernando Ben, as he claims to receive messages from a deceased man. Grief stricken relatives claim that Ben's letters bring them peace of mind. Although others believe practitioners are charlatans, taking advantage of society's most vulnerable.
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