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Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1993 (Germany)
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A documentary film about Haitian vodou.

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Maya Deren, Cherel Ito | 1 more credit »

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Maya Deren (book), Cherel Ito | 1 more credit »
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A documentary film about Haitian vodou.

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USA

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English

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1993 (Germany) See more »

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Божественные всадники: Живые боги Гаити See more »

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Haiti

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(Cosmic Zoom Festival)
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A sublime and extraordinary documentary on Haitian Voudoun
8 February 2007 | by mikel006See all my reviews

A sublime and extraordinary documentary on Haitian Voudoun shot during the 50's by Maya Deren. While apparently only planning to bring back rare footage of ritual dance, the artist ended up writing a revealing book on Haitian Voodoun (by the same title) and becoming an actual initiate of the practice. This movie is a must see for anyone even the least bit curious about Voudoun religion or Haitian culture. During the movie you will learn about the various major Gods of the religion, their symbols, and their aspects. Most gripping is the drumming, the dancing, and the authentic footage of human possession taking place. Don't expect much of a plot, however expect footage and drumming that pretty much carries the entire film like a sublime adventure.


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