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32 - THE PHILIPPINES: SIQUIJOR, THE HEALING ISLAND

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Siquijor is a small island located in the heart of the Visayan Islands. It is one of some 2,000 inhabited islands of the Philippines, and yet, throughout the scattered archipelago, everybody knows about it and is fascinated by it. 

For a long time Siquijor was feared on account of its witches, but today, the island is famous for its healers. But where did the island’s white magic and black magic come from? Why did so many rites and secrets develop there? The power in Siquijor is intrinsically linked to its earth. The island’s limestone, non-volcanic soil is unlike others in the archipelago. Bernard meets Noel Terremocha, a well known healer. Bernard follows him on a mysterious quest for ingredients that leads them into the depths of the island. 

Director(s) : SARDI (Laurent), PERRIER (David), LEMAIRE (OLIVIER), PERRIER (David)

Producer(s) : ARTE FRANCE, BONNE PIOCHE

Production Year : 2015
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.