Legacy of the Spirits, 1985

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Director Film Legacy of the Spirits, 1985
Karen Kramer

Legacy of the Spirits, 1985
Karen Kramer
doc. [R]
52min.
original: 16mm.

Examines the critical role the religion serves in maintaining cultural identity for New York City's Haitian community. Works to dispel the exotica of urban Vodou.

The film interweaves exciting Vodou ceremonies, important scholarly information, compelling music, and images of colorful ritual objects, to show the beauty behind what has been one of the world's most misunderstood religions.

Note: Available for schools, institutions, organizations. Not yet available as home video. This documentary - the first of its kind - shows how Vodou is a valid and serious belief system.

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