Voodoo Dance

Synopsis:  

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

Director:  

Elsie Haas

Country:  

Haiti

Year:  

1989

Length:  

52 mins

Lan:  

English

Logline:  

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