Ukbar Filmes

Sousa Martins

2019 • Documentary

Documentary by Justine Lemahieu


There is a saint in Portugal who has nothing to do with Catholicism. His name is Dr. Sousa Martins. Born in 1843, this doctor, in spite of his struggles to remain a man of science, has become the object of a deep religious cult, a popular cult practiced outside of any church or conventions. The statue erected in his memory in the center of Lisbon is the starting point of a journey, both personal and anthropological, that leads us to question our need for belief and its relation with healing.

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