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The Resource Spirit doctors, by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen, (electronic resource)

Spirit doctors, by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen, (electronic resource)

Label
Spirit doctors
Title
Spirit doctors
Statement of responsibility
by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Folk healing has been part of the Mexican culture since pre-Columbian days. This tradition still flourishes in the Mexican American communities of the lower Rio Grande Valley. This film follows three healers in their daily work. Josefa, a traditional curandera, uses a variety of herbal and spiritual techniques. She is shown giving blessings, performing ritual cleansings and communicating the wandering soul of the dead man. Maria heals her patients by channeling the spirit of Mexico's most famous healer who died sixty years ago. Trini is a traditional partera, or midwife. She plays an important role in the community where one third of all births take place outside of the hospital. Filmmaker Monica Delgado is herself a descendant of a curandera and partera. These cameo portraits show how traditional beliefs flourish in Mexican American culture
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Delgado, Monica
  • Van Wagenen, Michael
Runtime
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Healers
  • Healing
  • Mexican Americans
  • Traditional medicine
Target audience
general
Label
Spirit doctors, by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641489
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1641489/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210397
  • (OCoLC)747797296
Video recording format
other
Label
Spirit doctors, by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641489
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1641489/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210397
  • (OCoLC)747797296
Video recording format
other

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