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BALIAN (The Healer)

What happens when a traditional healer is discovered by the global village?
Website
Official Website
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Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Foreign Worlds, Adventure, Personal Doc, and Supernatural
Synopsis

A film shot over 20 years, BALIAN (The Healer) depicts the rise and fall of a traditional Balinese healer after being 'discovered' by Western tourists. A fable of globalization that Alan Berliner calls “a magical portrait of a one-of-a-kind trickster/healer. It’s funny, too.”

Stage
finished
Running time
87 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
Indonesia
Years of Production
1996-2016
Locations
Bali, Indonesia, USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Festivals
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival , DOCfeed - Documentary Festival Eindhoven, Ethnografilm Paris, American Documentary And Animation Film Festival and Film Fund, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Film Fest 52,
Awards
Best New England Documentary, Best Character
Distribution
seeking distributor
Language
Balinese, Indonesian, English
Subtitles
English

Photos

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