The Reality of Voodoo in Benin

In Benin, Voodoo Day is a public holiday. Here, the gods are so close that you don’t need a priest to act as a go-between; instead, you speak directly to the spirits, and whatever you ask for will come true within a year. Or so it’s said… Oyinlomo Ibrahim Sule’s film is a ‘Voodoo 101’ providing an introduction to the culture, philosophy, language, art, dance, music and medicine of Voodoo, which is not just a religion, but a way of life for over 50 million believers in West Africa.