La Curación examines multi-situated narratives about health and healing in the urban, coastal, and rural communities of Ecuador. Set within the lush volcanic landscapes of the Northern Andes, this experimental documentary reveals deeply layered understandings of the body as a porous and permeable subject. An epileptic revolutionary, a pair of fire-breathing shamans, and a poet physician discuss embodiment through the prism of poetry and folk history.
Feature Length Experimental Ethnography, 2008
Spanish and Quichua, with English or French Subtitles