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Sick in Africa: Bernad's Story (part 1) - I Thought I Was Bewitched

Meet Bernad, an elderly Yawo man from northern Mozambique who suffers from a mysterious illness. Travel along with him as he searches for answers while navigating the health care system available to him in his rural African context. In Ciyawo with English subtitles.

  • Tim Cowley
  • Bernad Masanje
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Health, Cause, Biographical, International
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New Hope Film Festival
    New Hope, PA
    United States
    July 21, 2017
    North American premiere
  • International Film Festival for Environment, Health, and Culture
    July 10, 2017
    International Award of Merit
  • Docs Without Borders

    October 31, 2017
    Award of Merit
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler, AZ
    United States
    January 13, 2018
    Best Student Film
Director Biography

Tim has worked in sub saharan Africa from 2003-2016 doing community & spiritual development projects along with a wide variety of media productions. He is now based in Portland, Oregon and desires to continue to create documentary-style films that inspire and provide further understanding across cultures.

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