2019 Haitian Film Series: Legacy of the Spirits
Directed by Karen Kramer, Running Time 53 minutes, Year 1985. Legacy of the Spirits traces the religion from Africa to Haiti to New York City. It explains the theology of the religion, the meaning of the rituals, the pantheon of spirits, possession, the sacred drawings (called vèvè), the Catholic influence, the history of persecution and more. This is all explained by priests and priestesses who practice Vodou and who give the film the quality of being both informative, yet personal. Free and open to the public.