A Tale of Perseverance and Discovery
Setting out on a two month expedition to the Congo rainforest, the Healing Seekers Team quickly realizes why the region, regarded as one of the most pristine, bio-diverse treasures on Planet Earth, has remained unexplored. With the mission to film indigenous healing practices and natural remedies as well as the natural environments of flora and fauna for educational purposes, the team embarks on a path to discover and document what has not been seen before.
The team meets several healers, including one who has been blind since birth, who explains natural treatments which have been used for generations, yet never shared with the outside world. Throughout it all, the team overcomes life-threatening obstacles and various challenges, realizing that perseverance, positive attitude and teamwork are vital. The help from their new Congolese friends make it possible to complete the expedition.
And because of these friendships, the team is not only able to witness the purity and rawness of the Congo, but capture a piece of it to share with the rest of the world.
Cast and Crew
PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR
Amy is Founder and Executive Director of Healing Seekers, CEO of Natural Discoveries, Inc., a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Pharmacy and practicing pharmacist. Her expeditions include treks into Belize, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and the Republic of the Congo.
Esteban “Tibi” Barrera
Tibi is a graduate of the film program at Universidad de San Francisco de Quito. He has served as the Director of Videography for the Healing Seekers expeditions to Ecuador, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and Republic of the Congo.
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Wil is an adventure-seeking video journalist who grew up in Thomasville, NC and now resides in Durham, NC. He has done documentary work in nine countries, made four feature films, and recently discovered a deep passion for biographical documentary as part of legacy storytelling and creation.
Behind the Scenes
Post Production Team
Responsible for script writing, editing and sound design.
Sherrie and Diane co-own McWhorter Concepts, Inc., a full service video production company based in Greensboro, NC.
Editor and Co-Writer
Post Production Consultant
NOVA Fest Awards
Awarded Best Full Length Documentary at NOVA Fest 2018. Watch the interview.
What People are Saying
“I have never heard of the Law of Signatures. I will be reading up on that.”
“A combination of visuals, story and music create an exciting and captivating educational film…a must see!!!.”
“The drones were a fabulous bonus, showing the beautiful and wild Congo. Wish it had been longer. ”
“Prepare for a rich experience”
“Absolutely astounding. Phenomenal insight into a piece of our world that holds many answers.”
“Wow, just Wow!!!”
“It was a phenomenal documentary…”
“And moved me from tears to laughter to relief to the deepest appreciation for our beautiful planet Earth and all of us that live here.”
“Extraordinary work!. ”
“Let me know when you start the sequel.”