Long Belly Productions documentary Ancestral Voices, Esoteric African Knowledge released in May 2011 and described by the British Film Institute “the most informative documentary you are yet to see” is coming to the BFI Southbank screen on 18 August.

Ancestral Voices, Esoteric African Knowledge is an educational documentary spanning two continents, opening up a much-needed debate about traditional African spiritual systems; their cosmologies, ideologies and underlying ethical principles. Modern science no longer refutes the origins of mankind being in Africa and similarities in the cosmological ideologies of African esoteric systems with those found many established world religions today, suggest that it was not only people that migrated, but also concepts and themes that then provided bedrock for the formation of other systems of belief.

The documentary aims to shed light on a topic shrouded in much mystique, negativity, superstition and ignorance, to allow for informed discourses on the subject without fear of persecution or oppression. Through video interviews, a range of individuals of different faiths in the United Kingdom share their experiences and knowledge of these esoteric systems and their perceptions of them in light of other established religions and mainstream media coverage of these esoteric systems.
Traditional shaman from the Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti regions in Ghana, West Africa, are also interviewed to provide authentic accounts of their cosmologies, practices and esoteric spiritual systems.

One not to be missed, especially if you are esoterically inclined.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LqxMegWSqI]

Upcoming Screenings

Newark, New Jersey

Sun 5th Aug Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Afrikan Dance Spectrum Studio, 30 Central Avenue, Newark NJ 07305
Admission: $20.00(full), $15.00(concessions)
Q&A with directors & DVD sales
Info contact: Ali McBride Email: [email protected]

Atlanta, Georgia

Sat 11th Aug Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Address: Atwood Community Gardens, 779 Atwood Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Q&A with directors & DVD sales
Info contact: MotherEarth Productions Tel: 720.227.6935
Email: [email protected]

Waterloo, London

Sat 18th Aug
BFI Southbank
South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7928 3232

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