Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

Maya Deren, Teiji Ito, Cherel Ito. 1954. United States of America. vo English. 50’

Maya Deren takes us on a journey into the fascinating world of the Voodoo religion, whose devotees commune with the cosmic powers through invocation, offerings, song and dance. The Voodoo 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.