Healer on the Street

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2003 / 28 minutes

Directed by
Joceny Pinhheiro
Anthropologist
Country of production
United Kingdom
Series
Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

During the day, Isnar is a community paramedic who works in the local clinic and runs an arts and drugs rehabilitation centre for young people in Fortaleza on the coast of Northeast Brazil. But by night, he is a priest of the Umbanda Afro-Brazilian religious cult. Then he comes flying over the trees and the streets, down to the beach. When the spells are strong, only he can break them.

Language and subtitles
Original Version with English Subtitles
Region
South America
Country
Brazil
Keywords
Health / Health care / Healing Ritual