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Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • Between 1947 and 1951, pioneering experimental filmmaker Maya Deren lived in Haiti among followers of the Voudoun religion. She became an initiate herself after experiencing the possession of the Voudoun "living gods," giving her an unparalleled position from which to observe the rituals and dances practiced in the culture. Deren's respectful camera offers an unsensationalized view of the Rada, Petra, and Congo sects, as well as Mardi Gras celebrations and animal sacrifices. Deren was unfortunately unable to edit her footage during her lifetime, and this version was assembled by Teiji Ito and Cherel Ito.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MC521

  • Critic Reviews
    "...There is some astonishing footage here of dancers possessed and invocations of deities..."
    Sight and Sound

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