The Vodou Healer
VODOU HEALER is a film about Papa Joe, a Afro-American voodoo priest from the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Papa Joe grew up in rural North Carolina not far from the South Carolina border. His father believed in the power of hoodoo (root magic) while his mother is a pentecostal christian. Papa Joe’s godfather was a “root doctor”, a spiritual worker, who worked the “roots” for conjuring, a practice passed on from the Congo slaves of Africa .
Mystic Fire: Nadia Stepanova: Siberian Shaman
Nadia Stepanova is a Buryatian shaman who is reviving shamanic ritual ceremonies that for centuries have ruled the life in the taiga. Nadia Stepanova hopes that the young people will again be aware of spirituality and of the gifts that Mother Nature bestows us.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Shamans of the Global Village
Shamans of the Global Village is a independently produced documentary series focusing on indigenous entheogenic medicines and the Western shamanic resurgence. It is a project that has been a long time in the making, has gone through many challenges, but because of the passions and unique skill sets of its creators, is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Indigenous people across the globe have used sacred plant medicines for millennia to heal, illuminate and connect them to the web of life. But each of these psychoactive medicines needs a healer to connect them to their patients: the shaman.
Magic Healers of Los Angeles
There is another side to Los Angeles in the Latino community ; a world which people are unaware of ; a fascinating world made up of magic and mystery and fake or real healers.
This film is an investigation into the Latino spiritual healing traditions .Latino immigration has brought not only its customs and traditions but also the curandero , the shaman, and santeros. They are all spiritual sources that help one to survive lifes' hardships, especially when you come from a far away land.
Shaman of the Andes
Shot in the mountain communities of northern Ecuador, Shaman of the Andes explores the fascinating world of the shaman and the Quechua Indians, and examines how indigenous culture contends with the modern world. Viewers are taken on a journey into the ancient world of the shaman with captivating scenes of curing rituals shot inside the shaman’s consultorio. The film explores how ancient mountain gods, Catholicism, globalization, traditional healing and modern medicine are elements in the life of the shaman and the Quechua Indians. Shaman of the Andes is not only the story of a traditional Quechua shaman and his culture, the film is also an exploration of a culture living in the margin between the traditional past and the modern world.