Voodoo Dance

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    Despite its exploitation, romanticization and vilification, Voodoo remains an authentic and stabilizing cultural base of everyday Haitian society.

    DIRECTED BY: Elsie Haas

    Documentary | Haiti | 1989 | 52 mins | English |


    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. Awards: Best Foreign Documentary, Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame