Living with the Invisibles

When they emigrated to Europe in the 60’s and 70’s, Moroccans brought with them their culture and their “diseases”,they believed, caused by the spirit of their ansestors. In Europe, most North African families will include someone who is undergoing this kind of disorder. The disease may manifest differently on each person-(asthma,paralysis,epilepsy…etc).If the disease is left untreated, it might result in somehting extremely serious or much more fatal.In the film we follow two Moroccan women: Hind and Fatima who are looking to solve their problems caused by invisible forces. They are visiting healers in Europe and Morocco. The healers “negotiate” with invisible forces by therapeutic rituals.

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53 minutes


DVD, Color


Dirk Dumon

Dirk Dumon, he has shooted several documentaries concerningsocio-cultural, anthropological and human science. He co-produced with different television stations, the Belgian ministry of Cooperation and Development and non-profit organizations. His films where shown in Europe, North America, South Africa and so on, among which had been cited by various universities and museums.