Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Native American Healing in the 21st Century|
Actors: Dr. Ron J. Anderson, Gregg Howard
Director: Chip Richie
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
James F. Burgess | Raeford, North Carolina United States | 12/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great dvd on natural medicine and the only thing wrong is it doesent go into much detail on how to use the meddicinal products from the wild. Being 1/4 indian i learned a lot from my grandmother and so i am very interested in how our ancesters used the natural products that she gathered up in the forest. This dvd could have been longer in length, and go deeper in scope so the interested people would be able to get a deeper sense of how these medicines worked. Again, this really is a great dvd and i would reccommend it to anyone."
I like the effort but it's not what I expected
Tonez323 | Bismarck, ND United States | 09/06/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"You can find all this basic information on herbs for free online.There are no real healing techniques it just covers the basics of herbs.
I like the effort but it just didn't get pulled off in this DVD.There are probably alot better books out there for the same price of this DVD with more detailed information.
Native Healing Celebrated
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 11/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After centuries of colonialist suppression, more Americans are beginning to realize that Native health practices may be effective. This documentary never says one method is better than another; it celebrates having choices.
The documentary interviews Natives and whites, women and men. Still, most of the Native healers shown were female and I wonder if that is a part of tribal tradition, a bit like how midwifery was traditionally done by women in Euro-America. This film celebrates the ways of Asians, Africans, and the indigenous people of Latin America, thus it promote person-of-color unity. One man spoke in front of a herd of docile buffalo. If I were part of a species that was almost wiped out by humans, I wouldn't want to be anywhere near them. Why did they have to be hunted if they are as passive as they are in this work?
This documentary was a bit short. It would be great for New Age advocates or science classes with mostly Native students to see."