Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1977)

Maya Deren's radical techniques immerse the viewer in the euphoria of Vodou rituals and rites.

Film details

  • Director

    Maya Deren

  • Country

    USA

  • Year

    1977

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Introduction

Between 1947 and 1954, Deren visited Haiti multiple times, fascinated by the power and majesty of Vodou rituals and rites. She experimented with innovative ways of capturing them with her camera, pioneering radical new techniques that promised to immerse the viewer in the euphoria of Vodou ritual dance.

Sadly, Deren passed away before she assembled her groundbreaking footage, but thankfully we can enjoy the edit crafted by her widow Teiji Ito some years later.

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