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Maya Deren

Divine Horsemen - The Living Gods of Haiti

Label: MYSTIC FIRE VIDEO

Format: DVD

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Maya Deren takes us on a journey into the fascinating world of the Voudoun religion, whose devotees commune with the cosmic powers through invocation, offerings, song and dance.
In 1947 filmmaker she received the first Guggenheim Fellowship for creative work in motion pictures based on a proposal for a film on Haitian dance. On trips to Haiti in 1947, 1949 and 1954, she shot several thousand feet of "Voudoun " rituals. The Voudoun pantheon of deities, or loa, is witnessed as being living gods and goddesses, actually taking possession of their devotees. The soundtrack conveys the incantatory power of the ritual drumming and singing. 'Maya Deren first went to Haiti as an artist... but the manifestations of rapture that seized her, and transported her beyond the bounds of any art she had ever known. She was open to the messages of that speechless deep, which is, indeed, the wellspring of the mysteries.' Filmed by Maya Deren during 1947-51


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Cat. number: MC 521DVD
Year: 2010

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