Synopsis by Cara Saposnik
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.