Mermaid, Snake and Mirror

Mermaid, Snake and Mirror

    Voodoo, voudon, vudou is often concidered to be an evil religion with zombies and needles. Those  ideas are based on the imagination of Hollywood, though. The basic voodoo is a very tolerant and gentle religion of the nature and of survival. Some years ago, a young antropologist Anna-Maija Calderón went to Benin to study voodoo for her doctoral thesis. At that time she was ordained to be a voodoo priestess.
    Some time ago she returned to Benin to meet her friends.

    2008 Benin, West Africa 17'43

    For the Finnish Broadcasting Co. YLE