Shake the Devil Off

Shake the Devil Off

Shake the Devil Off

Shake the Devil Off

Shake the Devil Off

Shake the Devil Off

2007 / Switzerland / 99min

It is six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Its inhabitants – mostly poor Afro-Americans – have lost their family, homes, and work. And now, at St. Augustine Church the axe has just fallen. The archdiocese has announced it will close the church parish and send old Father Ledoux away. Here at St. Augustine Church for the first time slaves and whites sat side by side, singing to God. Many people say this is where jazz was born. Why has this new catastrophe happened? Do the people who have lost so much, now risk losing their faith as well?

Details

  • Original title
    Shake the Devil Off
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Entell, Lydia Breen
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jón Björgvinsson
  • Editing
  • Music
    Treme Brass Band, Marsalis family, Esquizito, Mother Tongue, Michael White, Deacon John Moore, St. Augustine Church Choir
  • Sound
    Benedikt Fruttiger
  • Duration
    99 min
  • Year
    2007
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    ENG
  • Subtitles
    NONE, GER, FRE
  • Production
    Show and Tell Films
    Switzerland
    tel: +41 79 376 5557
    e-mail: pentell@bluewin.ch
  • Distribution

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