Spite: An African Prophet-Healer (1984)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Medicine, Religions & Belief Systems, Sociology  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |  
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On the Ivory Coast, some common ailments are caused by the stress of cultural change. When Western medicine fails to bring relief, many patients seek out prophet-healers who can help with both physical and emotional problems. In this beautifully shot documentary, the focus is on Sebim Odjo, who relies on a combination of Christian, Muslim, and African healing practices. Spite:An African Prophet-Healer follows Odjo as he moderates disputes, tracks down the sources of illness, and uses his powers to heal. A patient ill with spite is cured through water cure.

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