John Of God - Healer Or Hoaxer

What would you do if medical specialists and surgeons told you “there’s nothing more we can do for you”? For nearly 30 years, millions of sick and disabled people have visited the tiny village of Abadiania in remote, central brazil to see a man some call the most powerful spiritual healer since Jesus – and others call a charlatan. This man is John of God.

Many sick and afflicted New Zealanders have been trekking to Brazil seeking healing from john of god; in fact kiwis flock there in larger numbers per capita than any other foreign visitors.

In mid-2006 John of God made a visit to New Zealand and Top Shelf Productions was granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to follow three Kiwis on an extraordinary journey of faith and hope.

Healer or Hoaxer follows these human journeys from a balanced point of view, seeking to answer the question of whether john of god really is one of the world’s most powerful spiritual healers, or whether he’s just another trickster preying on the weak.


Director Chiara Bellati
Producer Laurie Clarke
Executive Producer Vincent Burke
Duration 1 x 44'
Rights Beyond International
Contact www.beyond.com.au






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