Haitian Vodou, a religion practiced in Haiti, is featured in the film, the Princess and the Frog (McGee, 2012, p. 248). The film features Dr. Facilier, an evil voodoo witch doctor, who turns two of the main characters into frogs. The character of Dr. Facilier is an inaccurate portrayal of voodoo as he is greedy and immoral (McGee, 2012, p.249).
Gabriel Alix was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti, in November 1930 and died in 1998. He was introduced to Dewitt Peters by Hector Hyppolite, the “grand old man of Haitian art” in 1946. Alix was a faithful member of the Centre d’Art for many years, and was one of the acknowledged, premier “first generation” Haitian primitive painters. His paintings, treasured by collectors, depict still life, religious subjects (including vodou) and animals.
Vodou Ceremony (Haiti). 'Vodou is the wellspring of the Haitian character, a spiritual religion borne of the country’s African roots but which took adopted practices from both the island’s original Indian inhabitants and French colonial masters. Attending a Vodou ceremony, with its drums and sung prayers, bright imagery and often-healing nature is the best way to plug yourself in to Haiti’s subconscious.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/haiti
Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday, also Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi) is one of the Loa of Haitian Voodoo. Samedi is a Loa of the dead, along with Baron's numerous other incarnations Baron Cimetière, Baron La Croix, and Baron Kriminel. He is the head of the Guédé family of Loa, or an aspect of them, or possibly their spiritual father. 'Samedi' means 'Saturday' in French. His wife is the Loa Maman Brigitte.