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The United States of Hoodoo

Quality
SD
Year:
2012
Audio:
English
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
101 Min
Age Rating:
0
Year:
2012
Country:
Germany
USA
The documentary explores how African-based spirituality has informed Americas popular culture. The old African gods have taken on new forms since their arrival on North America's shores. Their spirit now manifests in turntable wizardry, improvisational skills and mind-blowing collages, performances and rituals. The film shakes up traditional and stereotypical ways of thinking about race, religion, rationality. Through meetings with musicians, writers and artists, healers, gumbo cooks and Mississippi Blues men, the documentary draws a picture of a culture which has always drawn on a unique mix of different ethnic influences to produce its cultural diversity, allure, and vitality
Cast & Crew
Director
Oliver Hardt
Producer
Christel Brunn
Cast
Nick Cave, Darius James, Val Jeanty, Shantrelle P. Lewis, Danny Simmons
Writer
Oliver Hardt, Darius James
Music
Arto Lindsay
Director of photography
Harald Schmuck