Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  52 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  Not available / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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The Healer's Syndrome

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Dr. Moussa Maman, an ethno-psychiatrist who has practiced medicine for 20 years, takes the viewer to Benin, Niger and Senegal to meet some of the faith healers treating AIDS victims.

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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Awards

** Lussas Documentary Film Festival

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.


Distributor credits

A film by Francois-Xavier Demanche and Thierry Lestrade

Docuseek2 subjects

Benin
Senegal
Niger
Ethics
Medical Ethics
Health, Healthcare, Medicine and Nursing
Politics and Political Science

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

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