By Marie Y. Lemelle, MBA, Contributing Writer
Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper
Among the more than 150 films from 40 countries accepted is “A Holistic Journey,” that premieres on Friday, February 10, at 8:35 p.m. and on Sunday, February 12, at 4 p.m. The 60-minute film carries on the legacy of Alfredo Darrington Bowman known as Dr. Sebi, a Honduran self-proclaimed herbalist healer, practiced in the United States in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Dr. Sebi set up a treatment center in Honduras and clients including Michael Jackson, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, and John Travolta. Dr. Sebi died at 83 in 2016 but his supplements, products and treatments are still popular and widely used.
“We are excited to be accepted in the world-class Pan African Film Festival especially as a first-time entry,” said Bobby Broome, director and producer of “A Holistic Journey.”
“The documentary led by Dr. Sebi’s son, Alfredo “Asami” Bowman, Jr., and his wife, Sherice, take you on an adventure and teachable moments of a wide range of healing practices and remedies and the holistic lifestyles of people around the world who live long healthy lives.
“Carrying on the legacy of Dr. Sebi means we have the possibility of improving the quality of life for those people who practice natural living by choice or necessity by sharing the knowledge that he acquired and shared during his lifetime,” added Broome.
“So many people around the world don’t have access to expensive medical care either because of poverty or geographic location. On the other hand, people with the ability and access to expensive medical care now have the option live and heal naturally.”
The film, driven by Asami’s and Sherice’s curiosity about other alchemist, herbalist, and people who benefit from the study, knowledge and availability of what planet earth naturally provides for her inhabits to survive and flourish. Asami and Sherice try many of the holistic, practices, foods, plants and herbal compounds that may be different and unusual, but are effective.”