The Healing is a documentary about three young men driving across America in search of hope. Within the last couple of years, two of the three friends have had their lives turned
upside down. Andreas, 25, suffered a spinal cord injury in 2003, after jumping head first into shallow waters. Jonas, 25, had a pacemaker operation in 1998 and was finally diagnosed with muscular atrophy in 2004. For Niels, 25, the last of the three, it has been hard to see his best friends having their lives so dramatically altered.
Against the odds, the three friends decide to face down the challenge that destiny has thrown at them – this summer they continue a tradition of travelling the world together. This time they cross ‘The Land of Hope’ in search of a cure for the incurable – hoping to find a Miracle.
Starting out in Miami, they visit a hospital dedicated and devoted to finding a cure for spinal cord paralysis. They move on to the Voodoo Capital of New Orleans where a Nigerian medicine man uses living doves for a healing ceremony. In Dallas they meet an extreme Christian pastor. The friends end up in San Fransisco in the hands of an old Chinese Qigong master, who – almost – finds a cure for Jonas and Andreas.