BILHARZIA BLUES: An Integrated Artistic/Biological Approach to Schistosomiasis in Egypt, Ethiopia and Nepal

19:40

2009

This film is not as dry as the title implies. It is a lively and informative look at the terrible beauty of a waterborne disease, Schistosomiasis (aka Bilharzia) which Irland has been investigating as an artist for two decades. In each country Irland works with local musicians who compose and play new songs about an unusual topic - Bilharzia - that are sung in Arabic, Nubian, Nepalese, and Amharic accompanied by traditional instruments.

see also: Schistosomiasis Scroll projects

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