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UNITED STATES OF HOODOO

a film by Oliver Hardt

UNITED STATES OF HOODOO

Germany | 2012 | 100:00 min

Formal Categories

Society Arts Migration Music Religion

Content Categories

Documentary
100 or 58min | HD | 16x9 | German or English version
Synopsis
The film explores how African-based spirituality has influenced America’s 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. Narrator Darius James meets with musicians, writers and artists, healers, gumbo cooks and Mississippi Blues men. He moves from Voodoo myths and legends to urban creativity. A road trip to the spiritual sources of black American culture.
Festivals/Awards
2012
BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA
2013
New Voices in Black Cinema, Brooklyn, New York – Feb. 16, BAM
Black World Cinema, Chicago, Il – March 7
iRep Festival, Lagos, Nigeria – March 21
Lichter Filmfestival, Frankfurt, Germany – March 24
Our Image Film and Arts Festival, Houston, TX – April 26
Planete Doc, Warsaw and Wroclaw, Poland – May 17, 18, 19
Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Perth, Australia - July 11, 13
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN – Oct. 6
Evil Music Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin – October 25
Cast and Crew
  • Director Oliver Hardt
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