Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Say Hello to the Cast of the All-New, All-Female 'Ghostsbusters' movie Say Hello to the Cast of the All-New, All-Female 'Ghostsbusters' movie Review: Nuance-Deprived "Race" Movie 'Black or White' is Actually About White Frustration (Opens Friday) Review: Nuance-Deprived "Race" Movie 'Black or White' is Actually About White Frustration (Opens Friday) Trailer: Musical Take on the Gospel According to John the Apostle w/ a Black Cast (Harry Lennix, Chaka Khan, Mali Music, More) Trailer: Musical Take on the Gospel According to John the Apostle w/ a Black Cast (Harry Lennix, Chaka Khan, Mali Music, More) ABC Picks Up New Pilot From Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland Titled 'The Catch' ABC Picks Up New Pilot From Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland Titled 'The Catch' First 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Trailer Surfaces! Watch It Now! First 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Trailer Surfaces! Watch It Now! Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Make It a Trifecta as They Re-Team for Katrina-Set Love Story/Murder Mystery Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Make It a Trifecta as They Re-Team for Katrina-Set Love Story/Murder Mystery Review: Lifetime's 'With This Ring' - So What Did You Think of It? Review: Lifetime's 'With This Ring' - So What Did You Think of It? Review: Nzingha Stewart Guides Lifetime's 'With This Ring' (Premieres Saturday, January 24th) Review: Nzingha Stewart Guides Lifetime's 'With This Ring' (Premieres Saturday, January 24th) Here Are 10 Reasons Why Many of You Aren't Going to Movie Theaters Anymore, According to a New Study Here Are 10 Reasons Why Many of You Aren't Going to Movie Theaters Anymore, According to a New Study 'Empire' Breaks Fox TV’s 22 Year Old Ratings Record 'Empire' Breaks Fox TV’s 22 Year Old Ratings Record Alexandra Shipp Has been Cast as Storm in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Alexandra Shipp Has been Cast as Storm in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Open Casting Call - 2 Male Leads in New Feature Film From the Producers of 'Pariah' & 'Yelling to the Sky' Open Casting Call - 2 Male Leads in New Feature Film From the Producers of 'Pariah' & 'Yelling to the Sky' "Stakes Is High" in First Trailer for Season 2 of STARZ Hit Drama Series 'Power' (Returns This Summer) "Stakes Is High" in First Trailer for Season 2 of STARZ Hit Drama Series 'Power' (Returns This Summer) An Open Letter to My Sister, Ava DuVernay An Open Letter to My Sister, Ava DuVernay Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Macy Gray, Bryshere Y. Gray (aka Yazz The Greatest) Will Have An Affair In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' Macy Gray, Bryshere Y. Gray (aka Yazz The Greatest) Will Have An Affair In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' It's A 'Hustle & Flow' Reunion! Taraji P. Henson Joins Terrence Howard In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' It's A 'Hustle & Flow' Reunion! Taraji P. Henson Joins Terrence Howard In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Now Funding: Doc 'Let the Spirit Move You' on Evolution of "Spiritsm" Tradition

Shadow and Act By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act May 7, 2013 at 11:45AM

Three days left on this campaign with a little over $1,500 to go. Here's a recap of the original post...Now funding via Kickstarter is the documentary Let the Spirit Move You, directed by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. The Puerto Rican project documents "on the Evolution of Spiritists' Traditions in Puerto Rico." Not exclusive to Puerto Rico, this "Spiritism" doctrine, better known as "Santeria", is practiced in several Caribbean countries and in the U.S. A close relative to Voodoo, Santeria has its roots in African customs, which were brought to the islands via the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It's interesting to note that "Santeria" is more common than one may think. I am particularly intrigued in the development of this project; I've known acquaintances who have had - or claim to - mysterious and/or quite unbelievable - supernatural - experiences with the religion, mostly instances in which they were subject of curses or "spells", along with physical evidence of rituals. Here's more about the project: Let the Spirit Move You is a celebration of ancestral belief systems that are a proud and important part of our cultural legacy as African descendants. The documentary focuses on the African based spiritual traditions that continue in Puerto Rico grounded in ancestral worship - espiristmo. Because of misinformation and preconceptions, to date there is little information on the sacred African traditions that are part of the cultural life of Puerto Rico. These traditions have generally been practiced out of public view and now with the advent of Evangelical types of religions labeling these traditions as "devil worship" many practitioners out of fear are going further underground or giving up these important historical ancestral traditions.Take a look at the short film trailer in which the feature documentary is based on and the campaign trailer underneath below. For more information and contribution information, click HERE. Let the Spirit Move You--Trailer from CCCADI on Vimeo.
1
Let the Spirit Move You - Still

Three days left on this campaign with a little over $1,500 to go. Here's a recap of the original post...

Now funding via Kickstarter is the documentary Let the Spirit Move You, directed by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. The Puerto Rican project documents "on the Evolution of Spiritists' Traditions in Puerto Rico." Not exclusive to Puerto Rico, this "Spiritism" doctrine, better known as "Santeria", is practiced in several Caribbean countries and in the U.S. A close relative to Voodoo, Santeria has its roots in African customs, which were brought to the islands via the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

It's interesting to note that "Santeria" is more common than one may think. I am particularly intrigued in the development of this project; I've known acquaintances who have had - or claim to - mysterious and/or quite unbelievable - supernatural - experiences with the religion, mostly instances in which they were subject of curses or "spells", along with physical evidence of rituals.

Here's more about the project:

Let the Spirit Move You is a celebration of ancestral belief systems that are a proud and important part of our cultural legacy as African descendants. The documentary focuses on the African based spiritual traditions that continue in Puerto Rico grounded in ancestral worship - espiristmo. Because of misinformation and preconceptions, to date there is little information on the sacred African traditions that are part of the cultural life of Puerto Rico. These traditions have generally been practiced out of public view and now with the advent of Evangelical types of religions labeling these traditions as "devil worship" many practitioners out of fear are going further underground or giving up these important historical ancestral traditions.

Take a look at the short film trailer in which the feature documentary is based on and the campaign trailer underneath below. For more information and contribution information, click HERE.


Let the Spirit Move You--Trailer from CCCADI on Vimeo.


Shadow & ActNewsletter