Shows different healing ceremonies among the Tumbuka of Malawi, who attribute illness (vimbuza) to spirit possession. Documents nightlong exorcism rituals of singing, clapping, and drumming during a full moon, culminating in an animal sacrifice (chilopa) at dawn. Portrays the interaction of patients, healers, and village community, and includes an interview with a patient. Filmmakers: Drs. Rupert and Ulrike Poeschl. © 1991. 55 min.

Category: Anthropology/Archaeology

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