the film's content
"The life we lead has brought us to where we now are." Do all diseases and their subsequent cures come from within?
Then we simply need to know the
causes of our illness in order to not only cure it, but to avoid its return in the future.
This sounds easy, but since most of us are far away from being able to even hear our inner voice, how can we learn to listen to it? And on top of that, how do we find the necessary trust in ourselves to be able to cure ourselves?
When I met Dr. Jha for the first time and looked into his bright, warm eyes, I felt all the trust in the world. He is able to create an environment in which one can find this trust.
On a physical level, he uses ancient, mostly Asian practices, which include for example Sujok therapy (acupressure with seeds), Ayurvedic medicine, herbal medicine, energy and chakra healing, homeopathy and many more. Yes, there are many using these techniques, but I quickly felt there is more to it. It is HOW he utilizes them. And most importantly, as he advises his patients about what they can do for themselves on a deeper level, he creates an environment for them to heal. He empowers them to find their true life path. This might be exhausting, demanding, uncomfortable at times and possibly even include a major life change, but true healing must include a commitment which affects all elements of one's life.
Still, wouldn't it be great to learn how to heal ourselves?
We will accompany Dr. Jha during his healing sessions in India and Germany, ask a lot of questions, witness how he teaches his students and advises a wide range of people, from well-heeled professionals to the poorest and much more. Dig in and find out. Raise interest. Learn.
The film's approach is to show what is possible through faith. Faith in oneself.
Over the course of approximately two years, we will follow Dr. Jha and a select group of his patients suffering from a wide spectrum of diseases in his clinic in Bangalore / South India and in Berlin / Germany.
WHAT WE'VE ALREADY ACHIEVED
In the summer of 2015, I packed my camera gear and went to Bangalore to begin the first shooting period with Dr. Jha.
Two months later I was back in Germany and started the editing process with my editor Brigitta Tauchner. We managed to finalize the first 30 minutes of finished film plus this trailer.
WHY IT'S WORTH IT
It might sound romantic, for some idealistic or even utopian, but YES, this film wants to get finished and out in order to make the world a better place, if just a tiny bit...
I believe the world needs healing, especially in current times. And healing must always begin with ourselves. When individuals are doing well, the collective will do well too. This film offers insights for those who want to know.
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09.10. - 09.11.2017
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Dixie Schmiedle director / producer / cinematographer
Dixie is working since more than 20 years as a cinematographer in the film industry. In addition to numerous commercials, image films, documentaries, she shot feature-films such as "The Eagle Hunter's Son" by René Bo Hansen, "Vortex" by Michael Pohl and "Der fast perfekte Mann" by Vanessa Jopp.
"Journey to Cure" is the first documentary film where she also fills the roles of director and producer.
Brigitta is a long time editor and has a huge résumé of editing works, amongst many others you'll find the feature films "Die Blumen von gestern" by Chris Kraus, "Komm näher" by Vanessa Jopp and the documentary film "Nana Benz" by Thomas Böltken.
Peter Knutas sound recordist / producer / still photographer
For over 30 years, Peter has been working as a still photographer in Sweden and Germany. Beyond that, he has additionally done sound recording on films such as the feature-film "The Eagle Hunter's Son" by René Bo Hansen and "Fever at Dawn" by Péter Gárdos. He also teaches photography and film in both countries.
Huge THANKS to:
Dr. B. N. Jha and his family, Katharina Nobis, Bernd Rillich Postproduktion, Howard Harrington, FGV Schmidle Filmgeräteverleih, Till Röllinghoff, Karine Brand, Esther Dittmann, Josie Rücker, Eric Okun