by Henning Christoph


Voodoo Man is a documentary film by voodoo expert Henning Christoph about an Afro-American voodoo priest from the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Papa Joe grew up in the southern hoodoo tradition, went to New York and worked on Wall Street, became a reverend in a pentecostal church in Queens, found his way to voodoo in the Bronx, moved back south and set up the ‘Planet of the Gods’, a cluster of voodoo temples on the outskirts of a suburban development in Raleigh, North Carolina. This film is a first time look into the Afro-American voodoo scene, not Haitian, Cuban or New Orleans, but authentic Southern American voodoo right next door to white American Suburbia.


Programming Descriptors

FORMS: Documentary
GENRES: Educational, Religious, Nature, Cult, Surreal, Science, Docu-Drama, Culture, Supernatural, Art, Spiritual, Mystery
NICHES: African, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latino