Eric Schefter

Homecoming 1992 Jolo, WV

A very idiosyncratic form of North American Christian religiosity is documented by Schefter in Homecoming 1992 Jolo, WV. At a meeting of a group that calls itself Signs Followers, dancing takes place in a wooden shack to rockabilly music while the belief in the savior is tested by touching rattlesnakes and small alligators. Schefter films with great directness a syncretistic ritual with the unsuspected appeal of a happening.