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IFF21 Q&A: The Calling

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Filmmaker Q&A with:

Roger Ingraham, co-director

Niklas Schrimpf, co-director

Sarah Wager, film subject, Sangoma traditional indigenous healer

Tarynn, main film subject 

Paul John Myburgh, film contributor, bushman shaman, National Geographic filmmaker


We are all fighting great battles within ourselves. In this time-bending docu-narrative, we uncover how sadness, longing, or even sickness can be our most profound guide. This is the story of two women, Tarynn Wiehahn and Makhosi Sarah Wager, whose paths intertwine in South Africa, and a calling to serve a higher purpose. Tarynn’s journey takes her deep into working with indigenous shamans and to question if she should listen to the signs and answer this calling to be a healer. How do we find our purpose and what do we do with this time we are given?

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    61 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States