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Healers of Ghana

Author: J Scott Dodds; Dennis M Warren; Thomas Wallace; David D Ohl; Scott Dodds Productions.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [1996].
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the traditional medical practices of the Bono people of central Ghana and how their healers are accommodating the conflict between the arrival of Western medicine and their religious beliefs. Traditionally, Bono tribal priests undergo a painful spiritual possession, during which deities reveal to them the causes of illnesses, which plants to use to treat them, who is perpetrating witchcraft, and which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ethnographic films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: J Scott Dodds; Dennis M Warren; Thomas Wallace; David D Ohl; Scott Dodds Productions.
OCLC Number: 34724709
Notes: Originally produced in 1993; copyright held by J. Scott Dodds.
Credits: Technical consultants, D. Michael Warren, Robert Bannerman, Kofi Asare Opoku ; narrators, Harold L. Cannon, Edward Quarshie.
Cast: Narrators, Harold L. Cannon, Edward Quarshie.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, NTSC.
Responsibility: writer/cameraman, J. Scott Dodds ; coproducer/sound, Thomas Wallace ; coproducer/editor, David D. Ohl.

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Explores the traditional medical practices of the Bono people of central Ghana and how their healers are accommodating the conflict between the arrival of Western medicine and their religious beliefs. Traditionally, Bono tribal priests undergo a painful spiritual possession, during which deities reveal to them the causes of illnesses, which plants to use to treat them, who is perpetrating witchcraft, and which villagers might be endangering society through improper behavior.

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