Sick in Africa episode 2 - Reverse the Curse

A Yawo mother in Mozambique looks for help from a spiritist healer, fearing her son's illness is the result of her husband's curse.

  • Tim Cowley
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Oregon Short Film Festival
    United States
    February 20, 2020
    Best Documentary Micro Film
Director Biography

Tim Cowley spent 13 years in sub Saharan Africa working in community and spiritual development with the Yawo people. Sickness was a regular part of his family's experience, and the differences to health practices and beliefs were a stark contrast to what he was used to as an American. He set out to tell a series of short stories that highlight cultural beliefs and practices in order to help foster thought and understanding when dealing with cross-cultural medical practice. He now lives in Portland, Oregon where he works in media production for non-profits around the globe.

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