‘The Art of Disappearing’ (When A Haitian Voodoo Priest Visited Poland In 1980)
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This article by Tambay A. Obenson appeared in indiwire.com.
The Art of Disappearing is a new feature documentary that tells the little-known story of Haitian Voodoo priest, Amon Fremon, who visited the People’s Republic of Poland in 1980.
The short story goes, courtesy of the filmmakers…
Poland was a strange place for him. Even the rain was louder, as if in a land of deaf people. People gathered in queues for hours but they never spoke to each other. A romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz led him to the underworld and helped him contact Polish spirits. He survived the martial law period when the evil white water came from the sky, water that could not satisfy thirst. Finally he decided to perform a great Voodoo ceremony to free the Polish people from evil forces and start a revolution similar to the one that took place in Haiti 200 years ago.
The film is further described as a metaphysical view on socialism through the eyes of “a stranger form a different culture.”
I’m not familiar with Amon Fremon’s story, so those of you who are can chime in. What I did learn from the brief research I did on him, is that he believed that he was a descendant of Polish soldiers who were…[Full article HERE]