Mounted by the Gods (2003)
n 1988, photojournalist Alberto Venzago traveled to the West African country of Benin for the first time. He visited, by chance, a Voodoo cloister, where a High Priest called Mahounon consulted the oracle on his behalf. Mahounon told him things about his past he had absolutely no way of knowing. Venzago was fascinated. Mahounon became Alberto?s guide on a 12-year journey through the darkest corners of the Voodoo world. This journey he captured on film. Based on his experience in Benin, Alberto Venzago decided not to make a cultural documentary in the traditional sense. "With a subject like Voodo, there is no documentary approach", he explains. Instead the film evokes the filmmaker's experience using highly innovative photography, editing, music and sound design in an experimental way.