On the margins of modern medicine, horses are being used in psychotherapy. Inspired by three months of anthropological fieldwork, the film takes a closer look at one such place in the Pacific Northwest, called ”Animals as Natural Therapy”. Through the stories of three women, interwoven with audio-visual vignettes of the non-humans, “Healing Horses” explores aspects of the healing relationships created between the humans and the horses.
Visual anthropological MA research project with Animals as Natural Therapy Bellingham, WA, USA. Fieldwork conducted in autumn 2014 (finalized in spring 2016).
Produced/directed/filmed/edited by Armina Dinescu, with financial and technical support from Aarhus University/Moesgård Museum.