La Curación examines multi-situated narratives about health and healing in the urban, coastal, and rural communities of Ecuador. Set within the lush volcanic landscapes of the Northern Andes, this experimental documentary reveals deeply layered understandings of the body as a porous and permeable subject. An epileptic revolutionary, a pair of curanderos, and a poet physician discuss embodiment through the prism of poetry and folk history.
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Broadcast Length Experimental Ethnography, 2008
Spanish and Quichua, with English or French Subtitles
The Quito Film Collective connects students and scholars with global health researchers, medical students, and documentary makers from the Americas. Production was completed at the University of Michigan and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Direction/ Field Production/ Editing – Yoni Goldstein, Meredith Zielke
Production: The Quito Film Collective – Yoni Goldstein, Meredith Zielke, Sergio Huarcaya, Anica Madeo, Kyle Fish, Dana Kuhn, Gonzalo Escobar, Susan Fawcett
Executive Production: Patrick Schaller
Original Score: Breathe Owl Breathe and Drafted by Minotaurs