by Henning Christoph


Vodou_Healer_Cover_FINAL_2014VODOU 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 . Everyone comes, when the voodoo priest does his offerings to the spirits. Some need protection, some need healing, and others just need advice. Papa Joe is there for everyone; rich, poor,lawyers, criminals, teachers, whites, latinos and Afro-Americans. He is a father figure and a patriarch. He is PAPA JOE, the VODOU HEALER. And there are many, who need his help: There is Sean who was in much trouble with the law, and who started a new life after being initiated to Baron Samedi. Denise who felt she needed to be protected, and married the spirit Simbi Macaya. Boombox a motorcycle gang member who spent a good part of his life in prison, but got on the right path with Papa Joe’s help. The list is endless,each person with their own problem…

Product Details

  • Format: Color, NTSC, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Stereo)
  • Subtitles: German
  • Region: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Studio: Nightfrog and Soul of Africa
  • Run Time: 94 minutes

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