Uncle Poison

GTC Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group

Michaelmas Term 2017

'Shamans and Diviners: Mediators of the Political, Religious and Medical'

Tuesdays 3.30-5pm, (Weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8), GTC Barclay Room

Convened by Paola Esposito


Uncle Poison (1999, 60 mins. Directed by R. Leizola). Filmed in Caracas, Venezuela, Uncle Poison is an intimate portrait of a traditional faith healer, set against the backdrop of his community's Easter celebration. Through his own testimony, this film looks at the healer's role as mediator between the social, natural and spiritual worlds.