A Voodoo Memory

Here’s your second Video of the Week installment. This week an in-depth documentary via culture unplugged.com : A Voodoo Memory. This weeks video documents the Collection of Voodoo Objects acquired by Port-au-Prince resident Marianne Lehmann during a period of  more than 30 years and was directed by Irene Lichtenstein.

“Born in Kirchberg in the canton of Bern (Switzerland), Marianne Lehmann settled in Port-au-Prince in 1957 after marrying a Haitian national. She started collecting voodoo objects in 1970, out of an early fascination for this culture and in an attempt to prevent them from being sold abroad. Over the years, she has built the most important collection in the world. A voodoo heritage reveals the beauty and signification of these pieces, highlights the link between voodoo and the emancipation of the Haitian people, and draws a unique portrait of this 70-year old woman still imbued with a youthful spirit.” (description via culture unplugged.com)

Click the image above to watch this documentary in full at culture unplugged.com

One response to “A Voodoo Memory

  1. The film sounds fascinating, though I’m disappointed that someone with such knowledge of the culture opted for the Hollywood-ized “voodoo” instead of the tradition’s proper name Vodou.

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