- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 26, 2008
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Yuseff Abdulla ventures through the American South and even remote villages in Africa in search of Voodoo practitioners in this History Channel special, seeking to witness and understand the ancient religious rituals of his ancestors. Abdulla uncovers disturbing, mysterious rites, including snake deification and animal sacrifice, and searches for the truth behind the traditions' supposed powers to heal, purify, and even resurrect the dead.
Description by New Video Group:
For centuries, this ancient system of rituals has fascinated and terrified the world. It is perhaps one of the most misunderstood religions, brought to the Western Hemisphere from enslaved Africans during the slave trade. Today millions of devoted practitioners still put their faith in these primitive spiritual traditions, and the rituals where they claim life's secrets can be found in a realm where only the dead subside. Yuseff Abdulla was no exception. We follow this man on an odyssey into his ancestral homeland and the forbidden world of Voodoo. From the swamps of the Deep South to a remote corner in Africa, he'll bare witness to sacred Voodoo rituals rarely seen by uninitiated - divination, snake deification, purification, animal sacrifice and spirit possession. For those who require proof that these rituals really work or that they reveal a truth about one's existence have been debated for centuries and may always remain - unexplained.