The Resource Spirit doctors, by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen

Spirit doctors, by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen

Label
Spirit doctors
Title
Spirit doctors
Statement of responsibility
by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Folk healing has been part of the Mexican culture since pre-Columbian days. This tradition still flourishes in the Mexican American communities of the lower Rio Grande Valley. This film follows three healers in their daily work. Josefa, a traditional curandera, uses a variety of herbal and spiritual techniques. She is shown giving blessings, performing ritual cleansings and communicating the wandering soul of the dead man. Maria heals her patients by channeling the spirit of Mexico's most famous healer who died sixty years ago. Trini is a traditional partera, or midwife. She plays an important role in the community where one third of all births take place outside of the hospital. Filmmaker Monica Delgado is herself a descendant of a curandera and partera. These cameo portraits show how traditional beliefs flourish in Mexican American culture
Member of
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
LC call number
GN303
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alexander Street Press
  • Delgado, Monica
  • Van Wagenen, Michael
Runtime
27
Series statement
Ethnographic video online
Series volume
volume 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Healers
  • Healing
  • Mexican Americans
  • Traditional medicine
  • Healers
  • Healing
  • Mexican Americans
  • Traditional medicine
  • Texas
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Spirit doctors, by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747797296
  • (OCoLC)ocn747797296
Video recording format
other
Label
Spirit doctors, by Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747797296
  • (OCoLC)ocn747797296
Video recording format
other

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