Doctors of Two Worlds


1989 / 55 minutes

Directed by
Natasha Solomons
Country of production
United Kingdom United States

In the Bolivian highlands an English doctor is setting up a network of health care for remote mountain villages. While teaching the inhabitants the essentials of Western medicine the doctor is confronted with and tries to learn the methods of the local curandero’s methods of healing. The film is a highly revealing document of the encounter of different approaches to illness and is particularly suited for the teaching of Medical Anthropology.

Language and subtitles
English and Spanish with English Subtitles
South America
Health / Health care / Healing Informant-researcher relationship Development projects