Shamans of Siquijor: The Healers

2008-05-01 07:43:57

By R. Brillantes

Shamans of Siquijor: The Healers by R. BrillantesOver 300 miles south of the Philippine capital of Manila lies the tropical island of Siquijor, famous for its traditional healers, sorcerers, and witches. "Shamans of Siquijor" follows three healers to learn about their practices and beliefs. With guidance from the supernatural world, healers cure illnesses using medicinal herbs, incantations, a magical prayer wheel, and other means. The documentary is an introduction to this healing culture. Is folk healing still valuable for the social and spiritual life of the community or just a dying relic of old traditions?


2008-04-03 14:08:31

By Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth

Khadak by Peter Brosens & Jessica WoodworthSet in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, Khadak tells the epic story of Bagi, a young nomad confronted with his destiny to become a shaman. A plague strikes the animals and the nomads are forcibly relocated to desolate mining towns. Bagi saves the life of a beautiful coal thief, Zolzaya, and together they reveal the plague was a lie fabricated to eradicate nomadism. A sublime revolution ensues.