Doctors of Two Worlds

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© Solomons
55 minutes / Colour / 1989
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

Region South America

Country Bolivia

Keywords Health / Health care / Healing Informant-researcher relationship Development projects