The Medium is the Masseuse: a Balinese Massage

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1983 / 31 minutes

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

Jero uses massage and traditional medicines to treat Ida Bagus, who suffers from sterility and seizures. Through her treatment and her words, Jero reveals her conceptions of the human body, the nature of illness, the contrast between Western and traditional Balinese medicine, and the relationship between human beings and the cosmos.

Language and subtitles
Balinese with English Subtitles
Region
South-East Asia
Country
Indonesia
Keywords
Health / Health care / Healing Reproduction (biology)