The Healer's Syndrome

The Healer's Syndrome

Many African AIDS patients regularly consult traditional faith healers. Dr. Moussa Maman, an ethno-psychiatrist who has practiced medicine for 20 years, takes us to Benin, Niger and Senegal to meet some of the faith healers. Confusion abounds between those who ease the distress of the AIDS victims, and those who profit from their suffering.

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Citation

Main credits

Demanche, François-Xavier (screenwriter)
Demanche, François-Xavier (film director)
Lestrade, Thierry de (filmmaker)
Lestrade, Thierry de (cinematographer)
Bello, Moussa Maman (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Image, Thierry de Lestrade; montage, Eric Armbruster; musique, Jean-Pierre Joly.


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Distributor subjects

Africa
African Studies
Ethics
Health Care Issues
Health Issues
Politics
Society
Streaming only
West Africa

Keywords

doctor; faithhealer; africa; AIDS; "The Healer's Syndrome"; Icarus Films