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ODU is an initiatory documentary. A dive into the Ifá religion, through the perspective of Babalawô Ivanir dos Santos who will initiate four Brazilian women in the cradle of religion. The film crew follows the group's pilgrimage through Rio de Janeiro, Baiha and Nigeria, more specifically in Obomosho, seeking to unravel the mysteries and accidents of life that made them be there and reconnect with their ancestry.
An aura of mystery is created in what involves the fate of Ivanir dos Santos and his four initiates, the starting point for asking the great question of the documentary: How a black man, son of a prostitute, without knowing his father, passing part of his life adolescence in childish reformatory, becomes a Doctor in History, and Babalawô (father of the secret). Coinscidences of destiny, his path crosses the fate of these four women, Monique Oliveira, Carla Maria, Mariana Gino e Eloísa Tavares, who are in search of reconnecting with their roots and ancestors.