Healer on the Street

© Pinhheiro
28 minutes / Colour / 2003
Directed by
Joceny Pinhheiro


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