THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO

By Oliver HARDT

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Documentary - Completed 2012

The United States of Hoodoo is a film about how African based spirituality has influenced America´s popular culture.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Oliver HARDT
    • Producer(s)
    • Christel BRUNN (tvt vfx+film), Robert MALZAHN (Stoked Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The documentary explores how African-based spirituality has informed America´s popular culture. The old African gods have taken on new forms since their arrival on North America's shores. Their spirit now manifests in turntable wizardry, improvisational skills and mind-blowing collages, performances and rituals. The film shakes up traditional and stereotypical ways of thinking about race, religion, rationality. Through meetings with musicians, writers and artists, healers, gumbo cooks and Mississippi Blues men, the documentary draws a picture of a culture which has always drawn on a unique mix of different ethnic influences to produce its cultural diversity, allure, and vitality.
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