Divine Horsemen

Divine Horsemen

Synopsis

"'When the anthropologist arrives, the gods depart.' So declares, I am told, a Haitian proverb. Maya Deren, on the other hand, was an artist: therein, the secret of her ability to recognize 'facts of the mind' when presented through the 'fictions' of a mythology. [...] She went to Haiti as an artist, thinking to make a film in which Haitian dance should be a leading theme. But the manifestations of rapture that first fascinated and then seized her transport her beyond the bounds of any art she had ever known." – Joseph Campbell