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The Healer's Syndrome
A film by François-Xavier Demanche and Thierry Lestrade
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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 Bénin, Niger and Sénégal 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.

Lussas Documentary Film Festival

52 minutes / color
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2006

Subject areas:
Africa, African Studies, Ethics, HIV/AIDS, Health Care Issues, Health Issues, Politics, Society, Streaming only, West Africa

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