Famous for his work in Amistad and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, the actor Djimon Hounsou is seeking to make a film about Voodoo. Unlike most cinematic descriptions the film will attempt to show Voodoo’s roots in Benin and then how the religion is also practiced throughout the world. Djimon Hounsou was born in Benin and will be producing this project. Hounsou recently returned to Africa and media sources there report that last week he commented on the documentary “I want to help sell voodoo in all its aspects and to give it the chance to show itself in its heyday… to enable moviegoers to better understand and to adopt it as a cultural identity”(translated from French. )
Here is a clip of Hounsou describing the project. We here at Voodoo Universe can’t wait til it’s released, we will keep you posted.