Jero Tapakan: Stories from the life of a Balinese Healer

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1983 / 26 minutes

Directed by
Timothy Asch Linda Connor Patsy Asch
Anthropologist
Country of production
Australia
Series
ANU, Indonesia Series

Jero beings with an account of her family’s extreme poverty that culminated in her desire to leave her family and travel as a pedlar. She describes mystical experiences that led her to recognise her own ‘blessed madness’ and to return home. Jero’s account is unique but themes of poverty, mysticism, madness and humility are common elements in the autobiographical accounts of many Balinese healers.

Language and subtitles
Balinese with English Subtitles
Region
South-East Asia
Country
Indonesia
Keywords
Health / Health care / Healing Socioeconomic conditions