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Author Kramer, Karen (Karen Susan)

Title Breaking leaves / by Karen Kramer.

Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2000.


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 UniM INTERNET video  The Whole World Denmark  China    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (31 minutes).
Series Filmakers library online, volume 1.
Filmakers Library online volume 1.
Summary In the Haitian countryside, where people have little access to doctors, hospitals, or conventional medicine, peasants have learned to use local leaves, herbs, and therapeutic massage as a way of curing simple ailments. This video follows several men and women as they take us into the bush to look for leaves that they need for healing. We then follow then home where they explain and demonstrate their way of preparing the poultice or infusion. Narrated by the people themselves –and with beautiful songs about the importance of leaves woven throughout – this poetic film gives unique insight into the culture.
Language notes In Haitian French Creole, subtitles in English.
Subject Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Haiti.
Traditional medicine -- Haiti.
Documentary films.