REGAL 18
1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

IN SEARCH OF VOODOO:
ROOTS TO HEAVEN

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Djimon Hounsou

Country: Benin, USA
Language: African Dialects, English, French
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 66min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

This directorial debut from two-time Academy Award-nominated Beninese-American actor Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) takes us on a personal journey of spiritual reclamation. Demonized by Christianity, scarred by colonialism and crudely misrepresented in Hollywood movies, we in the West know nothing about voodoo. It is time to tell the story from an African perspective.

With In Search of Voodoo, Hounsou returns to his West African birthplace to visit sacred sites, witness rituals and interview scholars, adepts and politicians, who provide an accessible survey of voodoo’s rich history and reliance on nature as a guiding force in the lives of its practitioners. Filled with majestic imagery and soul-stirring encounters,In Search of Voodoo helps to dispel decades of misconceptions—while speaking to that voice in every one of us that calls us home.


IN SEARCH OF VOODOO: ROOTS TO HEAVEN screens with DEYZANGEROO.

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credits

Director: Djimon Hounsou
Producer: Djimon Hounsou, Eric McGaw
Screenwriter: Douglas Thompson, Djimon Hounsou
Executive Producer: Djimon Hounsou, Lionel Talon
Production Company: Fanaticus Entertainment

Cinematographer: Kwaku Alston
Editor: Douglas Thompson

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benín. He modeled in France before becoming an actor in the US in films such as Amistad (97), Gladiator (00) and Guardians of the Galaxy (14). He received Oscar nominations for In America (03) and Blood Diamond (06). In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven (18) is his directorial debut.

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