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Malcolm Peri in Mana: Beyond Belief

Mana: Beyond Belief

2004 NR

The belief in &NFi;mana&NFi_; -- the Polynesian term for the power that resides in things -- is a commonality across cultures. People worldwide imbue objects with meaning, honoring these sacred things with rituals in the hope of absorbing their magic. This unique, globe-trotting film examines the nature of belief by exploring a vast array of objects, from Elvis's Graceland to the Shroud of Turin, revered for their special energy.