Divine Horsemen: Living Gods of Haiti, 1985

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Maya Deren/Cheryl Ito

Divine Horsemen: Living Gods of Haiti, 1985
Maya Deren/Cheryl Ito
doc [R L C]
Divine Horsemen (Haiti), 1963, 1977
Footage by Maya Deren,
edited by Teiri and Cherel Ito.
doc
54 min.
16mm film. B&W;.

From 1947 to 1951, avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, an initiate into Vodou, journeyed to Haiti with her camera to film Vodou practices. This final version was produced by Deren's collaborators, Teiri and Cherel Ito, using Deren's footage.

A remarkable document of the Rada, Petro and Congo cults of Haiti whose devotees commune with cosmic powers through invocations, voodoo dances and ritual ceremonies. The sound track conveys the power of ritual drumming and
singing.

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Notes: About Maya Deren's footage
http://www.algonet.se/%7Emjsull/haiti.html