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- Other title:
- Living with the invisibles [videorecording]
- London : distributed by the Royal Anthropological Institute, [2006?]
1 videodisc (52 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Jinn -- Europe.
Jinn -- Morocco.
Cultural psychiatry -- Case studies.
- Ethnographic films.
Motion pictures, French.
- Chiefly in French with English subtitles; some English with French voice-over.
- System details:
- : DVD-R, all regions; PAL; stereo.
- When they emigrated to Europe in the 60's and 70's, Moroccans brought with them their culture and their "diseases" (caused by the jinn that inhabit some of them). In Europe, most North African families will include someone who is undergoing this kind of disorder, with diverse manifestations (asthma, paralysis, epilepsy, "crises", sterility etc.) which, if left untreated, may be extremely serious and destructive, causing suffering and delinquent behaviour. In the film we follow two Moroccan women: Hind and Fatima who are looking to solve their problems caused by invisibles. They are visiting healers in Europe and Morocco. The healers "negotiate" with invisible forces and are using therapeutic rituals.
- With Philip Hermans.
- Camera, Assia Kadi, Yannick Van Gansbeek ; editor, Luc Plantier.
- Originally produced in 2003.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Classes of 1883 and 1884 Fund.
- Dumond, Dirk. , Producer
Hermans, Philippe. , Associated name
ADR productions. , Producer
France 5. , Producer
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. , Distributor
Classes of 1883 and 1884 Fund.
- Web link:
- The Classes of 1883 and 1884 Fund Home Page