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A Message from African Healers ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523305
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Kintenda Ki Mata
Directors:  Kintenda Ki Mata
Producing Agencies:  Centre de recherches pour le développement international (Canada) (Ottawa),International Development Research Centre (Canada). Corporate Affairs and Initiatives Division (Ottawa)
Subject:  Black History, Documentary, Global Studies, Health and Medicine, Medicine
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1980
Running Time:  24m 56s


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Traditional healers play a crucial role in providing health care in rural areas of many developing countries. This film presents some of the main features of this African therapeutic system. It stresses the treatment of psychic illnesses, showing how the African tradition does not separate the ill person from his or her society. A Message from African Healers is a synthesis of two lengthier documentaries filmed by researchers of the Scientific Research Institute of Zaire.

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