United States of Hoodoo
Afro-German filmmaker Oliver Hardt teamed up with intellectual/author Darius James (who is beyond description), to tell a tale of Darius’ personal journey through the crossroads and hoodoo underground of America. Despite the name and people’s perceptions, the film is a intimate portrait of a man who is seeking answers about life, death, heaven and hell and the influence of one of Africa’s sacred traditions on this place we call the United States of America. They filmed during the installation of the ‘Papa Legba: Vodou at the Crossroads’ exhibition that was curated by myself and my girl Shanté Cozier. Despite some of my personal feelings about some editorial decisions, the film is gorgeous and interesting and should definitely be seen.
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