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Author Augé, Marc.

Title Spite : an African prophet-healer / by Marc Augé ; directed by J.P. Colleyn and Manu Bonmariage
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1985, 1984
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 min.)
Summary People from all over the Ivory Coast seek out prophet- healers for treatment of their medical and emotional problems. Some of these ailments may be caused by the stress of cultural change. Often Western medicine cannot cure them. This stunningly photographed film focuses on Sebim Odjo, who draws upon Moslem, Christian and traditional African beliefs in his healing ceremonies. He moderates disputes, tracks down the source of illness, and uses his powers to heal. We see a water cure used on a patient ill with spite
Notes Originally released as DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For College; Adult audiences
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in English and French with English subtitles
Subject Odjo, Sébim.
Healing -- Côte d'Ivoire.
Spiritual healing -- Côte d'Ivoire.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Bonmariage, Manu.
Colleyn, Jean-Paul, 1949-