Go Heal Yourself

Against the wishes of her family, Yasmin sets out to find a treatment for her epilepsy via alternative medicine. Meeting inspiring people all around the world who have cured themselves of dreadful illnesses, she learns that this route is not as easy as just taking a pill


Hillary Rubin
Helmut Rams
Howard Shifke
Rick Newton
Junius Johnson
Fiona Burns
Miguel Càdenas
Heil Dich Doch Selbst - Poster 2

Go Heal Yourself

Yasmin C. Rams

  • Documentary
Production Country / Year
Germany 2021
en., de., cmn., es. OF mit de. UT
DCP, Color, 105min
1.78:1 (16:9), Discrete 5.1
Original Title
Heil Dich Doch Selbst

Director & Crew

Yasmin C. Rams 1

Yasmin C. Rams

Born in Frankfurt/Main. Studied African and Asian Studies and Sociology at Humboldt University in Berlin, and Film Studies in Los Angeles. Worked as an assistant at Yangon Film School in Myanmar. Active as director and producer.


2012 A LIFE IN BLUE, Kurzdokumentarfilm

2021 HEIL DICH DOCH SELBST, Dokumentarfilm HOF 2021

"Because of my family history, I have spent a lot of time in hospitals ever since the age of 8. At first, doctors seemed to be amazing magicians with absolute knowledge about my body and my family's bodies to me. However, the older I got and the more I encountered wrong diagnoses and medical misdirection, the more I understood that doctors are only human and that healthy skepticism is in order. I realized that first and foremost, it was me who had to take responsibility for my body and learn to listen to it. [...] As an artist and filmmaker, I want to channel my experiences and those of the protagonists and bring them to the screen. In HEIL DICH DOCH SELBST (HEAL YOURSELF) I tried to find forms of visual expression enabling the audience to think themselves into the lives of people with chronic illnesses - the state of the illness as well as the process of recovery. [...]. No matter how your own recovery or treatment goes, in the end, it’s always the perspective you take on your own life and fate that counts."

Director of Photography
Vita Spiess
Kirsten Kieninger
Torsten Lenk
José Jairo Florez Florez
Sound Designer
Moritz Corell
Music Composer
Patrick Puszko
TV Commissioning Editor
Katya Mader
Yasmin C. Rams
Rodney Charles


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