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Bowl of Bone: Tale of The Syuwe


During the time the U.S. was involved in its war in Vietnam, the director of this movie, Jan-Marie Martell, sought political asylum in Canada. A few years after she settled there, she encountered Annie York, a Native healer in British Columbia. This film is Martell's attempt to recount her experiences as the older wise-woman's student, learning the ways of syuwe, or shamanistic power. Like others before her who encounter a radically...more