The United States of Hoodoo
A film by OLIVER HARDT
Written by DARIUS JAMES and OLIVER HARDT
Documentary, GER 2012, 100 minutes
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 informed 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.
Featuring Darius James and Ishmael Reed, Nick Cave, Val Jeanty, Shantrelle P. Lewis, Danny Simmons, Kanene Holder, David “Goat” Carson, Hassan Sekou Allen, Sallie Ann Glassman
Theatrical release in Germany: July 2012
International release in autumn 2012
I’m so excited for this movie. I had an amazing conversation with Mr. Simmons about West African spirituality and African American art and it rocked my world.