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"After several attempts to infiltrate the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (a fanatical sect that is widespread in Latin America), I made an audio recording during one of these terrifying ceremonies (trance, authority, persecution, hysteria, manipulation, guilt, propaganda...). The masses are very organised and under high surveillance. Psychological and physical pressure is exerted on the faithful before and during the process. To make this video, I had to submit to the security service, which observes and intervenes at any time in the room. The images are taken from the city, from the queues in banks, buses and supermarkets, where the frontal gaze of the camera is a dispute, a limit to the possibility of recording. RY


*The Iglesia Universal del Reino de Dios (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God) was founded by Edir Macedo in Brazil in 1977. Currently there are more than 2,000 temples in Brazil, with 6 million members. The Iglesia is present in 40 countries (Latin America, USA, Europe, Africa and Asia). In Brazil, it owns a bank, two newspapers, a magazine, 30 radio stations and a TV channel (TV Record). In 1990, the first temple was established in Argentina.

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