From experimental nonfiction filmmaker Georg Koszulinski comes a visual chronicle of the Vodou religion as practiced in the rural mountains of Haiti. Loa presents Koszulinski’s expressive account of rural Vodou via a portrait of the houngan Extanta Aoleé, who has served the Loa, the sacred spirits of Haiti, for over a half century. Koszulinski’s film employs affective elements of documentary practice—Loa features an original ambient-drone soundscape and meditative editing techniques to offer an ethnographic experience more representative of the work of Nathaniel Dorsky than Robert Gardner.
"My favorite documentaries take me to a place I've never seen, in ways that transcend the art form's tropes. That's why I'm so excited about Loa, Georg Koszulinski's impressionistic, visually immersive film about vodou practitioners in rural Haiti. Its unconventional structure and striking look have garnered it much positive buzz." –Tony Kay, City Arts Seattle