A lot of you ask me for recommendations on good Vodou documentaries. I am currently watching a Haitian Vodou documentary called "Buying the Spirit".
The documentary takes place in Haiti. There's nothing glamours about it. It is very raw and real. I prefer the real rather than what looks pretty. I hope y'all enjoy the documentary as much as I have. It is short, and leaves you desiring to see more, but so worth it. The documentary shows you the side of Vodou that's very community oriented where people look out for each other and feed each other. It also shows you the side that is corrupted, greedy and power hungry. The religion and the spirits have nothing to do with this corruption. The spirits sole purpose is to protect and care for their human servants. But we all have freewill and what we do is entirely up to us. You can use a knife to spread butter on your dinner roll, or to stab a person. The knife is neither bad or good. Is all in the intent of the one utilizing it.
You may find the documentary on Amazon.com or YouTube.
I love Vodou in all its forms. From West Africa, to Haiti, New Orleans, Brazil... Vodou is my religion.