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Voodoo’s significant role in Haitian culture.
Director: ELSIE HAAS
Haiti | 1989 | Documentary | 52 mins | Haitian Creole & French with English subtitles | G
Media Kit (pdf)
This film documents the significant role of voodoo in Haitian culture from the perspectives of Voodoo priests, government officials, historians and politicians. Attacked by Western clerics and declared a “superstition” by law in 1935, voodoo has always been a source of empowerment for the average Haitian. Despite its exploitation, romanticization and vilification, scholars in this documentary also note the ways in which it remains an authentic and stabilizing cultural base of everyday Haitian society.
Best Foreign Documentary, Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
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