Scope and Contents
The origin and history of voodoo is the topic of discussion for this broadcast. Illustrated through a performance by the Haitian dancer Jean Ľon Destine and his dance group with drums and singing dancers, the discussion explores the various meanings of voodoo as a religion and ritual. The word voodoo is derived from the word vodun, a god or spirit in the Fon language of Dahomey (now Benin).
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1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
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Finding aid: script.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired January 22, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank De Felitta, script editor; Frank de Felitta, writer; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director; Jean Leon Destine dance group, performers.
- Voodoo, 1956
- Iris Lee
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