I was just about to knuckle down and be productive today, when I came across this post to one of my yahoo groups.
Apparently a pseudo-documentary on the “black sheep of religion” Voodoo and its tenets aired October Channel 4 in the UK. The location of the piece, which is ostensibly in support of the video, notably #160has #160″can_you_believe_it/debates/” in its URL. You can read it here.
Unfortunately I found even the intro article to the actual video footage, offensive.
The subtle snide mocking derision in the piece, as well as some clear lack of research regarding use of names etc. I found disappointing. One would have hoped that someone doing a piece like this would be a little more serious, but there`s a distinct note of someone having a lark about it to me.
I am yet to watch the entire video, and will reserve further comment until then. This is mostly directed at the written article which also notably does not have a name attached to it. However, the little bit I`ve seen of the video, makes it clear the white boy who went off looking for voodoo certainly appearsto take what he is doing seriously, but there still seems to be a slightly hollow quality to the exploration.
Meanwhile, by all means go over and have a look at the video. If you have broadband, live in the UK, have PC, use Internet Explorer and use Windows Media you can view it online here. But only for another week or so. For everyone else, there`s a torrent, and it`s on YouTube as well. I`d be interested in what other people thought of the video.
media, african traditional religion, atrs, voodoo, orisha, quest