We are proud to announce that the Healer and the Psychiatrist is in the Official Selection of the London International Documentary Film Festival, Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival and the German International Ethnographic Film Festival. They represent three different genres of documentary film making. For further information of screenings and acceptances click here.
The Tongan Medical Association: 56th Annual Medical Conference (1998) This short analysis had to be cut because of length from my recent article on Dr Mapa Puloka in Transcultural Psychiatry. To approach a theorization of the diversity of public reception to Dr Puloka’s strategies, I examine the only extensive challenge to Psychiatry made by the… Read More
For a long time it was only a dream, but on the 8th October Sonja, Louie and I start a journey to New Zealand and Tonga to finish a documentary based around two remarkable people, a healer and a psychiatrist. I have been working with and filming them since my doctoral research from 1998-2000 and… Read More
It’s been a long time since I last posted on this blog. I’ve been working hard to process and start to edit some of the material for the latest documentary on Tonga, which focuses on the healer, Emeline Lolohea, the psychiatrist, Dr Mapa Puloka, and my relationship with both. I’ve been really excited to see… Read More