book by Maya Deren
, written in 1953. She had originally intended to make an ethnographic film
, but found that the medium
was not sufficient to express her findings. This is interesting because many ethnographer
s turn to film when they find that the written word
in communicating experience and lived culture.
The footage that she shot in Haiti
was compiled and edited by Teiji and Cherel Ito to make a film of the same name in 1977