Breaking Leaves, 1988

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Director Film Breaking Leaves, 1988
Karen Kramer

Breaking Leaves, 1988
Karen Kramer
doc. [L, HE]
30min.

Following several men and women as they take us into the bush to look for leaves that they need for healing in Haiti. We then follow then home where they explain and demonstrate their way of preparing the poultice or
infusion. Narrated by the people themselves - and with songs about the importance of leaves woven throughout this poetic film gives insight into the culture .

A journey through the Haitian countryside with traditional healers provides view of the country's long tradition of holistic medicine.

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