Arusi Ya Mariamu (The Marriage of Mariamu)*

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 36 min ----- vhs///
  • Focuses on the art and science of healing through traditional medicine in contemporary Tanzania. Suffering from a serious illness, Mariamu's health deteriorates while under treatment at various hospitals. Her illness is complicated by a fear she has of traditional doctors stemming from early childhood. Her husband, Sekondo, realizing that he has no alternative, takes her to a healer. Through Mariamu's treatment we discover the causes of her illness and follow her physical, psychological and spiritual transformation. (In Kiswahili with English subtitles) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Africa, Anthropology: Cultural, Medicine)