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THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO
« on: July 26, 2012, 09:46:56 PM »
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THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO

A road trip to the spiritual sources of black American culture

The United States of Hoodoo is a film about how African based spirituality has influenced America´s popular culture. The old African gods have taken on new forms since their arrival on North America's shores. Their spirit now manifests itself in turn-table wizardry, improvisational skills and mind-blowing collages, rituals and performances. The film shakes up traditional and stereotypical ways of thinking about race, religion, rationality. Through meetings with musicians, writers and artists, miracle healers, gumbo cooks and Mississippi Blues men, this documentary explores a culture which has always drawn on a unique mix of different ethnic influences to produce its cultural diversity, allure, and vitality.

A film by OLIVER HARDT
Written by DARIUS JAMES and OLIVER HARDT
Original Music by ARTO LINDSAY & RABOTNIK
Produced by CHRISTEL BRUNN, OLIVER HARDT, ROBERT MALZAHN, SEBASTIAN POPP
Documentary, Germany 2012, 100 minutes

Featuring Darius James and Ishmael Reed, Nick Cave, Val Jeanty, Shantrelle P. Lewis, Danny Simmons, Sallie Ann Glassman, Kanene Holder, Steve LaVere, David "Goat" Carson, Hassan Sekou Allen[/size]

The United States of Hoodoo Deutscher srt Trailer HD

Hope I can find a copy of the whole movie somewhere soon. Sounds very interesting to me!

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Re: THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 09:55:30 PM »
What's the 'German Sub' got to do with it? Didn't we sink all of those?

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Re: THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 09:58:30 PM »
Sounds great - that will give me a whole load more superstitious nonsense with which to scare the b'jesus out of the in-laws.

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Re: THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 10:08:50 PM »
What's the 'German Sub' got to do with it? Didn't we sink all of those?

You should be glad they left the voices in English in this German production, and only added subs for those very few Germans not understanding the lang.

And no, you didn't sink all. Bet you're glad you didn't! Just have a walk around London, find out where most foreign visitors there come from. If you had sunk them all, there were hardly foreign visitors in London now, only people from the former colonies claiming to be Brits. The native Brits are almost all hiding in Greece, Spain and Thailand, as you know.

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Re: THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 12:55:32 AM »
I think I've spotted one of those spiritually enlightened African Gods who has "taken on a new form" at a make shift studio with a back drop of Yosemite falls.

GANGSTA PREACHER

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Re: THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 08:08:30 AM »
You should be glad they left the voices in English in this German production, and only added subs for those very few Germans not understanding the lang.

And no, you didn't sink all. Bet you're glad you didn't! Just have a walk around London, find out where most foreign visitors there come from. If you had sunk them all, there were hardly foreign visitors in London now, only people from the former colonies claiming to be Brits. The native Brits are almost all hiding in Greece, Spain and Thailand, as you know.

 :lol :lol :lol

Along with the same number of Germans for the same reasons.  ;)

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Re: THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 08:40:46 AM »
Along with the same number of Germans for the same reasons.  ;)

Where you're right, you're right! :)

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Re: THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 08:42:45 AM »
Where you're right, you're right! :)

I have long believed that the respective countrymen have more in common than their political leaders would admit to.

 



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