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Spirit Doctors

Spirit Doctors

| 40 min

This short documentary journeys into the spiritual world of traditional Indigenous medicine, a world inhabited by Dr. Mary Louie (a spiritual leader of the Syilx or Okanagan Nation), and her husband Ed Louie. With a lifetime of experience in the ways of spirituality, they are committed to practices that keep them accountable to the spirit world, their people, and Mother Earth. When one of the crew members get sick while shooting, his subsequent care is recorded for the purposes of this film.

  • writer
    Marie Burke
  • director
    Marie Burke
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • director of photography
    René Sioui Labelle
  • additional camera
    Daron Donahue
    Trevor Wilson
  • sound recordist
    Don Howell
  • additional sound
    Norm Thompson
    Downy Karvonen
  • editor
    Doug Forbes
  • narrator
    Marie Burke
  • original music
    Tony Alexis
    Don Howell
  • consultant
    Bert Crowfoot
    Annie Parker
    Narcisse Blood
    Jenny Cardinal
    Christine Welsh
  • researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • audio post-production
    Sonus Post Audio
    Downy Karvonen
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • music performer
    Tony Alexis
    Shannon Alexis
  • video post-production
    Kaizen West Productions
    Dave Proc
  • graphic design
    Rat Creek Design
    Kim Clegg
  • production assistant
    Susan Lewis
    Claudette Laflamme
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Kelly Isaac
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea



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