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Enter the 360˚ World of Vodou Healing in Haiti

In post-earthquake Haiti, priestess Katy helps heal her community through Vodou ceremonies. For the first time ever, Broadly captures the transformative ritual process in virtual reality.

About This Project: Support for Broadly in Haiti and the 360˚ filming of this project comes from Vaseline.

Viewing 360˚ on Mobile & Desktop

If you are on a mobile device, click here to view on YouTube. You can also click the title of the film located in the top left corner of the player, or download the YouTube app. On a desktop, the 360˚ experience can be viewed in Chrome or Firefox.

Vodou Healing in Haiti

Six years after a devastating earthquake killed more than 160,000 people and left over a million people without a home, Haiti is still struggling to recover. Though in the heart of Port-au-Prince, priestess Katy does what she can to help heal her community with Vodou. Through her spiritual ceremonies, she provides a moment of hope and release to all in attendance.

Capturing the ceremony for first time in virtual reality, Broadly travels to Haiti to join the priestess and her followers in celebrating the spirits of the dead. Enter Katy's holy temple for a 360-degree immersion into this powerful community ritual.

Watch the Full Documentary: Summoning Healing Spirits in Post-Earthquake Haiti

How to Watch in Virtual Reality

We've partnered with Vrse to bring you Manbo Katy's Vodou work in virtual reality. Download the Vrse app to immerse yourself in this experience. Learn more about how to watch VR.