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.

Voodoo Spirits

Voodoo Spirits is a trip to Benin, the homeland of voodoo. To the origins and to different aspects of a religion that outsiders seldom encounter. The known voodoo insignia seem strange: cut off goat heads, dolls, chicken feathers, blood, amulets to protect against evil. Voodoo is religion and medicine combined. Long ceremonies for different gods, trance and blood offers used to heal those suffering from witchctaft. Energies that turned into chaos are put back in order. The anthropologist and photographer Henning Christoph witnessed and documented rituals that have never been filmed before. He worked with a very small team which gave him the opportunity to do this extraordinary documentation.
Book 160 illustrated pages, Format 22 X 26 Cm, hard cover. DVD: language French and different African languages, German subtitles, 70 minutes.


A film by Henning Christoph and Benedict Mirow, Nightberry
Mami Wata has no negative characteristics. She reigns over her water pantheon accordingly. Her spiritual significance is great, and she has a positive influence on all her followers.Need is a foreign word for her community. If born under her sign, life is always at ease. Jealousy and envy have no place in  her adepts life. Mami Wata levels life, and aspires satisfaction in all aspects.
"Mami Wata -  the secret of a white woman" is the story of a young German woman, who with the help of the African goddess, goes on a spiritual trip to find herself. The film moves her between Bavaria and Benin in West Africa on her journey.

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