To Taste a Hundred Herbs

To Taste a Hundred Herbs

To Taste a Hundred Herbs (58 min., 1986) explores themes of religion and medicine by examining the life of Dr. Shen, a Catholic village doctor.

To Taste a Hundred Herbs "raises the filmmakers' investigation of rural China to a metaphysical level. Here, the directors salute the traditional Chinese spirit as embodied by a traditional Chinese doctor... The movie starts with Dr. Shen singing 'O Come All Ye Faithful' in Chinese (clip available in QuickTime or MP3). As a practicing Catholic, he's part of a Long Bow minority. Yet as a medical practitioner he's a focal point of village life."

Michael Sragow, San Francisco Examiner
Sept. 14, 1986

View an excerpt from the film.

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