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Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

Alternative title
Maya Deren: Divine Horsemen
Synopsis
The material was recorded by Maya Deren when she went to Haiti on four trips to make a film of Haitian dance. Having become increasingly involved with the voodoo experience she abandoned her original intentions and decided to simply describe the nature of the religious tradition in the form of a book. By the time of her death in 1961 Deren had written a text entitled ‘The living gods of Haiti’ (1953). She left no written plans for the construction of the film, but Cherel and Teiji Ito followed her text closely in editing the six hours of raw footage and sound recordings.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Year of production
1947-51
Subjects
Anthropology; Religious studies
Keywords
Deren, Maya; Haiti; trances; voodoo

Credits

Contributor
Cherel Ito; Maya Deren; Teiji Ito

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
47 minutes
Year
2014

Type
Film
Format
16mm
Price
(BFI)
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
60 minutes

Distributor

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
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Address
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Name

Re-voir Video

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+33 08 73 86 47 00
Fax
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Address
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Notes
Also known as Re:voir video. Formerly known as Light Cone Video

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Name

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