• Short Summary

    A priest who tries to cure his congregation's ailments with acupuncture as well as healing their spirits is working in Bolivia.

  • Description

    A priest who tries to cure his congregation's ailments with acupuncture as well as healing their spirits is working in Bolivia.

    SYNOPSIS: He works among a thriving community of south Korean emigrants in La Paz, the country's administrative capital. Pastor Hyung Kim's clinic is in one of the most popular parts of La Paz, where people are renowned for their superstitious beliefs, and many attend out of simple faith, knowing nothing whatsoever about acupuncture.

    Pastor Kim is a qualified doctor of acupuncture and has written several books about it. He manages to make it a family affair, as his wife often acts as nurse and assistant.

    This patient is a member of his congregation and, like Pastor Kim, shares the belief that all illnesses can be cured, or at any rate helped by acupuncture. Whether or not they know anything about the treatment, many of Pastor Kim's patients spend their time in the waiting room praying for that extra bit of help.

    Pastor Kim's church is primarily for the Korean community which finances it, although it's also attended by Bolivians interested in his work. Sundays in this church are given over to acupuncture for all who need it, and also of course to the more traditional activities.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7MNC4SZIIQ6YQLAQMOEVXS0UA
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MNC4SZIIQ6YQLAQMOEVXS0UA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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