Oliver Hardt & Manthia Diawara their films and filmmaking with Diana McCarty. The topics shift between Africa, slavery, black studies and more. Oh, and of course, Hoodoo. Édouard Glissant – Un Monde en Relation (One World in Relation) -Diawara & The United States of Hoodoo - Hardt THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO (Oliver Hardt) A road trip to the spiritual sources of black American culture The United States of Hoodoo is a film about how African based spirituality has influenced America´s popular culture. The old African gods have taken on new forms since their arrival on North America’s shores. Their spirit now manifests itself in turn-table wizardry, improvisational skills and mind-blowing collages, rituals and performances. The film shakes up traditional and stereotypical ways of thinking about race, religion, rationality. Through meetings with musicians, writers and artists, miracle healers, gumbo cooks and Mississippi Blues men, this documentary explores a culture which has always drawn on a unique mix of different ethnic influences to produce its cultural diversity, allure, and vitality.