Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The Long Search series takes viewers all over the world as it explores global beliefs. Long Search: Religion in Indonesia -- The Way of the Ancestors packs up and heads for the islands of Indonesia where it finds the ancient Torajas. Almost 200 million people adhere to tribal worship and Long Search has chosen this isolated group as a firm example. Their religion is based on an ancestor cult with animistic overtones. Along with week-long ceremonies and elaborate burials, the Torajas practice a rigid hierarchy. Their continued adherence to ritual exists despite heavy contact with the outside world.
Indonesia, animism, religion