- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 26, 2007
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Mystic Fire Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2000
"...There is some astonishing footage here of dancers possessed and invocations of deities..."
A fascinating journey into the world of Haiti's Voudoun religion. "Divine Horsemen" explores the rituals of the Rada, Petro and Congo cults. Also featured are the Rara and Mardi Gras celebrations.
Because filmmaker Maya Deren was a Voudoun initiate, she was able to take her camera and recorder where few had gone before or since.
- Filmed from 1947-51 by Maya Deren.
- Deren lived in Haiti for over 10 years and filmed many hours of footage. However, she died before footage could be edited together. After her death, the film was edited by Teiji and Cherel Ito.
- A book by the same name on the same subject, written by Deren, is also available.
- Copyright: 1985 Cherel Ito.