A thirteen part series about one young doctor’s personal mission across six continents to learn the ancient knowledge that will help combat the modern diseases afflicting her people.
Dr Daniele Behn - young, vivacious, talented and driven - is on a personal quest that will see her travel to the far-flung remote corners of the earth to learn the ancient secrets of the natural world and meet the healers and indigenous elders who keep these secrets.
This young Canadian First Nations doctor has a strong conviction that Western medicine and natural therapies can complement each other in a true holistic approach to the future of healing.
She is searching for natural healing substances and the wisdom, long thought forgotten, of shamans, medicine men and women, herbalists, yogis, folk healers and mystics.
It is also a race against time because many of the world’s plant species are being driven to extinction or near extinction, especially in the world’s forests.
Daniele’s own background has sparked in her an interest in and passion for the teachings and practices of other indigenous cultures around the world.
Her journeys take her from the fringes of the Arctic Circle to the ancient homelands of the Incas and Mayans, to lost valleys in Asia, South Pacific islands, the jungles of South America to the grasslands and deserts of Africa – indeed all points to the north, south, east and west on planet Earth.
Shot and finished on Hi Definition, the series was directed by award winning Canadian First Nations director
Visionquest owner and producer
Norm Wilkinson said 'We are very lucky to have Shirley come on board this project as its director. She is a wonderful talent and was always my first choice for 'Medicine Woman'.
'I believe the partnership of Daniele and Shirley will produce moments of true television magic. It is something I am looking forward to seeing.'
'Medicine Woman' was produced under the Australia-Canada co-production treaty.
It was co-produced with our Canadian partner
Gerry Sperling and his talented and dedicated team at
4 Square Productions in Saskatchewan.
The award winning team consisted of the best of Australian and Canadian talent including Producer
Jeremy Hogarth, Production Manager
Murray MacDonald, Cinematographer
Editor David Halliday, Composer-Sound Designer
Davin Patterson and Writer
Distribution was handled by Parthenon Entertainment out of the UK and broadcast partners included Equator HD USA, Vision TV Canada, APTN Canada and SCN Canada.