Spite an African prophet-healer

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 upo...

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Main Author: Augé, Marc.
Other Authors: Bonmariage, Manu., Colleyn, Jean-Paul, 1949-
Language:English
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Online Access:Link to streaming video
Summary: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.
Item Description:Ethnographic video online ;
Originally released as DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Physical Description:1 online resource (56 min.).
Previously released as DVD.
Audience:For College; Adult audiences.
Published: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1985, 1984.