[Boston, Massachusetts] : [Distributed by] The Fanlight Collection, 
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Profiled is a unique program which uses the arts in an innovative treatment approach for people living with chronic, disabling physical and emotional challenges. It integrates technology, writing, music, theater, dance, and other arts into patient care, staff training, and wellness programs.
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This film showcases the lives of 14 nurses who live and work in the Upper Great Plains. While their lives and stories are different, they all share a common theme -- their past life experiences and American Indian heritage have made them extraordinary healers.
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Presents, in its entirety, the second and final night of a curing ceremony held by the Kashia group of the Southwestern Pomo Indians. Shows how on the first night (May 31, 1963), while the Shaman was in a hypnotic trance, the patient's pain was located and the germs removed from his body.
Seeing Holy Hustler, the 2009 film made in Botswana, local viewers respond and discuss it with the filmmaker Richard Werbner in 2011. Counterpoint Botswana captures the reception by home audience. Widely shared are moments evoking laughter, shock and remarkably intense, thoughtful reflection. Holy Hustlers is moving, local viewers agree. But while welcoming that - it is seen to be a documentary that appeals to people in Botswana - they disagree, when asked about the reasons for their responses; and they argue about characters, scenes and the very nature of representation in Holy Hustlers. The screenings elicit contradictory interpretations. These are expressed by some subjects of the film, by University of Botswana staff, students and the invited public, and by activists of two youth organisations, YOHO (Youth Health Organisation) and YIAS (Youth in Action Society).
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From the age of five, Henry Auwae learned the art of la'au lapa'au (herbal medicine) from his grandmother, a woman whose knowledge extended back to nineteenth century Hawai'i. In this two-disk documentary series, 'Papa' Auwae shares this traditional knowledge. At a workshop in Keaukaha, Hawai'i island, he demonstrates the preparation of healing herbs and mineral rock ('alaea). In a visit to the Wao Kele o Puna rainforest, he identifies rare medicinal plants and speaks to the importance of preserving them in their natural habitat. This digitally remastered DVD set contains two and a half hours of material, replacing the original 33-minute program released in 1991. The newly edited and expanded feature documentary and special bonus features contain virtually all the footage recorded of Henry Auwae at the Hawaiian Health Fair in Keaukaha, Hawai'i, May 5, 1990, along with footage recorded at his residence in Keaukaha, and during a drive to and hike through Wao Kele o Puna rainforest, Sept. 27, 1989. Also appearing, Sabina Mahelona, Puhipau, Ipo Nihipali, Kunani Nihipali.
Shrouded in myth and protected by the ancient secrets of their ancestors, the African Traditional Healer (Sangoma) has always been a controversial subject in South African society, where the modern meets the ancient and where AIDS is feared by all. Little is known about the healing powers they possess, their cunning knowledge of illness and disease and the rituals an initiate has to undergo. We go to the Northern Province of South Africa to follow an Ithwasane( initiate) as she undergoes the process of becoming a fully fledged African Traditional Healer.
Folk healing has been part of the Mexican culture since pre-Columbian days. This tradition still flourishes in the Mexican American communities of the lower Rio Grande Valley. This film follows three healers in their daily work. Josefa, a traditional curandera, uses a variety of herbal and spiritual techniques. She is shown giving blessings, performing ritual cleansings and communicating the wandering soul of the dead man. Maria heals her patients by channeling the spirit of Mexico's most famous healer who died sixty years ago. Trini is a traditional partera, or midwife. She plays an important role in the community where one third of all births take place outside of the hospital. Filmmaker Monica Delgado is herself a descendant of a curandera and partera. These cameo portraits show how traditional beliefs flourish in Mexican American culture.
People from all over the Ivory Coast seek out prophet- healers for treatment of their medical and emotional problems. Some of these ailments may be caused by the stress of cultural change. Often Western medicine cannot cure them. This stunningly photographed film focuses on Sebim Odjo, who draws upon Moslem, Christian and traditional African beliefs in his healing ceremonies. He moderates disputes, tracks down the source of illness, and uses his powers to heal. We see a water cure used on a patient ill with spite.
[Place of publication not identified] : Privately Published, 1983.
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This film, written and filmed by Barrie Machin, is about the beliefs of villagers in southwestern Sri Lanka in demonic possession causing illness and suffering. It shows the Iramudun and the Mahasona rituals being performed.