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Voices of the Gods
Al Santana
1985
Color
60 minutes
US
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Voices of the Gods
This documentary captures the rich legacy of ancient African religions practiced today in the United States. It provides viewers with rare insight into the practices and beliefs of the Akan and Yoruba religions and illustrates how mass media has been used to ridicule and denigrate these belief systems. The director provides intimate and respectful studies of an Egungun ancestral communion ceremony and daily life in the Yoruba village of Oyotunji in Sheldon, South Carolina, the only traditional African village of its kind in the U.S. today.
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"One of the most visually stimulating and thoughtful films on the subject." - Nat Johnson, American Museum of Natural History
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