IN SEARCH OF VOODOO: ROOTS TO HEAVEN
This is an origin story. It weaves together a personal, cultural and spiritual journey, capturing the vibrant tales of voodoo, West Africa and Benin's favorite son, two-time Academy Award®-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou (BLOOD DIAMOND, IN AMERICA). Following Hounsou back to the country of his birth, IN SEARCH OF VOODOO is the story of a man rediscovering the core of his past and the lessons that the world can learn from voodoo — a vibrant, yet misrepresented faith and way of life. This colorful documentary seeks to dispel the dark and nebulous reputation of the centuries-old spiritual practice that permeates West Africa and the African Diaspora. Official Selection, 2018 Miami and Zanzibar film festivals. (Note adapted from Gunpowder & Sky.) DIR/SCR/PROD Djimon Hounsou; SCR Douglas Thompson. U.S., 2018, color, 66 min. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.