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Divine Horsemen: Living Gods Of Hai (Region 1) - Divine Horsemen: Living Gods Of Hai
Releasedatum: 20 juni 2007
A journey into the fascinating world of the Voudoun religion of Haiti filmed by Maya Deren during 1947-51. The viewer attends the rituals of Rada, Petro and Congo cults, whose devotees commune with the cosmic powers through invocations, ritual offerings, song and dance. The Voudoun pantheon of deities, or Ioa, are introduced as living gods, actually taking possession of their devotees.

Also featured are the Rara and Mardi Gras celebrations. Although best known as a pioneer of the independent experimental cinema, Maya Deren was also a Voudoun initiate, and hence able to take her camera and recorder where few have gone before or since. The soundtrack conveys the stirring, invocatory power of the ritual drumming and singing.

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