Item Details

Buying the Spirit [electronic resource]

a film by Saskia Reitmeijer & Bart Drolenga ; a Seeview production
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This powerful documentary presents a sympathetic view of voodooism in Haiti delving into the hidden world of voodoo practitioners and offering unique insight into a frequently misunderstood religion. Haitians turn to secret voodoo societies for support and protection and some to gain wealth and power. The stories offered here present an objective view of a religion that is important to so many and often maligned.
Director
Saskia Reitmeijer; Bart Drolenga; Saskia Rietmeijer
Release Date
2004
Run Time
53 min.
Language
In English, French and native dialects with English subtitles
Variant Title
Title on original container: Buying the spirits : Voodoo in Haiti
Voodoo in Haiti
Local Notes
Public performance rights secured. PPR is authorized as long as a) no admission fee is charged, b) screenings take place at UVa, and c) the primary audience is UVa faculty, staff, and students.
Series
Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
Published
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2004.
Access Restriction
Access restricted to subscribers.
Description
1 online resource (53 min.)
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