Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic

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Film Series: Video Vodou

A selection of visionary Documentary Films exploring Afro-Atlantic Sacred Arts and Religion
This series of educational film screenings brings together students, faculty and staff from Champlain College and the University of Vermont – along with guests from the wider community – for robust discussion of some of the most beautiful, informative, and thought-provoking documentary films dealing with Afro-Atlantic religious and artistic culture.  Groundbreaking  filmmakers who have helped shape our understanding of the Afro-Atlantic experience offer us their visions of this unique cultural crossroads, and of the people who make it their home.   Selected films are introduced by faculty with substantial background in the scholarship of Afro-Atlantic sacred arts and religions, who will then facilitate discussion and conversation connecting the films to the exhibit and to broader global issues.

October 17, 6:30-9:30 PM @ CCM Bulding rm 305 (Alumni Auditorium), Champlain College

A Pig’s Tale

A piggyback ride of a documentary linking Haitian pigs, Vodou and US economic imperialism.
Directed and produced Leah Gordon & Anne Parisio 1997
A Parisio Production for Channel 4 TV in association with Arte/ Crowing Rooster Arts Inc./ Dominant 7


November 7, 6:30-0:30 PM @ Champlain College

Of Men and Gods

By Anne Lescot and Laurence Maggiore 2002
Documentary Educational Resources


November 14, 6:30-9:30 PM @ Champlain College

The King Does Not Lie

The initiation of a Shango Priest
Produced by Judith Gleason and Elisa Mereghetti 1993
New York, NY : Filmakers Library


December 5, 6:30-9:30 PM @ Champlain College

Slaves of The Saints

Directed & Produced by Kelly E. Hayes
Written & Edited by Catherine Crouch, 2010
Distributed by University of California, Berkeley Press as a companion DVD within Hayes’ book, Holy Harlots.

 

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