SOUL OF AFRICA Media
SOUL OF AFRICA Media produces, also as assignments, photo essays, film productions, book productions and multi-media productions. If you are interested please contact us. Here you will find a selection. These and other productions you can find in our online shop.
The Vodou Healer
VODOU HEALER is a film about Papa Joe, a Afro-American voodoo priest from the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Papa Joe grew up in rural North Carolina not far from the South Carolina border. His father believed in the power of hoodoo (root magic) while his mother is a pentecostal christian. Papa Joe’s godfather was a “root doctor”, a spiritual worker, who worked the “roots” for conjuring, a practice passed on from the Congo slaves of Africa .
VODOU HEALER is a documentary film by Henning Christoph (anthropologist, photojournalist,film maker and museum curator) who has spent the last 30 years documenting voodoo (Vodun, Vodou) in africa and the diaspora.
Over the last nine years Henning Christoph has watched and documented Papa Joe’s voodoo world grow on the outskirts of a suburban housing development in Raleigh, North Carolina.
VODOU HEALER is a first time look into the Afro-American voodoo scene, not Haitain, Cuban or commercial New Orleans voodoo, but real southern American voodoo.