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AF Film Night: Vodou

When:

Wed 22 Jul 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Audio Foundation, 4 Poynton Terrace, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Koha entry: $0.00
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Divine Horsemen – The Living Gods of Haiti – Maya Deren

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985) is a black-and-white documentary film of approximately 52 minutes. It is about dance and possession in Haitian vodou that was shot by experimental filmmaker Maya Deren between 1947 and 1954.

In 1981, twenty years after Deren’s death, the film was completed by Deren’s third husband Teiji Ito (1935-1982) and his wife Cherel Winett Ito (1947-1999). Most of the film consists of images of dancing and bodies in motion during rituals in Rada and Petro services.

Deren had studied dance as well as photography and filmmaking. She originally went to Haiti with the funding from a Guggenheim fellowship and the stated intention of filming the dancing that forms a crucial part of the vodou ceremony.

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