ALTAR's next film will continue the theme about the connection and tension between the visible and invisible, living and dead. Descending with Angels is about jinn possession, Islamic healing, and psychiatry in Denmark. It compares two medical systems that despite vast differences both share a view of healing as operating through the patient’s submission to, and faith in an external non-human power, namely God or biomedicine respectively. >>> Thursday 26 June at 6:00pm

When 26 June 2014
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)
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Screened with special permission of the author Christian Suhr who will be available for discussion after the screening via Skype.

 

Descending with Angels poster

 

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