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Catalog # 167
Title Evil Wind, Evil Air (D)
Filmmaker Lauris McKee
Year 1987
Subject Healing
Format VHS
Region South America
Description Produced by the Archaeological Museum of the Central Bank of Ecuador and Lauris McKee. 1987. ISBN: ? Summary Explores the origins and symptoms of the folk illness, mal aire, a serious malady that frequently afflicts children living in the Ecuadorian Andes. Mothers and folk healers describe and demonstrate a number of protective strategies and rituals that "clean" the body, ridding it of the evil force. This tape provides insight into the principles underlying Andean ethnomedical beliefs. Descript 1 videocassette (22 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Series ? Cast Produced and directed by Lauris McKee. Subject Ecuador Traditional cure methods and belief