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Witch Doctor

USA, 1952 (MIFF 1958, Trance and Dance)

Director: Ritter-Young-Lerner Associates

A dance stylization of a voodoo rite performed by a Haitian witch doctor, with Jean Leon Destine dancing the title role which highlights the poetry of barbaric rhythms.

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