Bali Yatra "They Say, They Came from India…" (DVD)

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Dr. Gautam ChatterjeeIndira Gandhi National Centre for The Arts 36 Minutes Approx
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Director: Dr. Gautam Chatterjee
Duration: 36 minutes Approx
Format: DVD
About The DVD

The documentary is research documentation to understand the cultural dialogue between Indian sub-continent and Bali, which was prominent in the history in the name of spice route. The documentation highlights a panoramic view of Bali within various nuances of its culture which showcases a harmonic amalgamation. The documentary enters through Bali Yatra and fathoms the ancient Baisakhi temple in Bali and travels to explore the various elements of Indian Culture, which exist in Bali. It touches upon the Pedanda system or Priesthood of Bali and explores the Calendar making concept which has many shades of Indian culture. Apart from this, the documentary travels through Gurukul of Bali to explore the various elements of this ancient heritage. As a travelogue it records the various creative experiences of icons, images and imaginations and wooden and stone sculptures. It also pans through the Gedong Gandhi Ashram where Gandhiji’s philosophy is celebrated even today. Finally the documentation reaches the Tenganan village where some isolated 600 people have been culturing a unique tradition of their own for over millennia. Genetically it is said that they belong to Calcutta blood group and have huge harmonious touch of Indianness within their own cultural expression, be it weaving, nature worship or creative crafts making. The documentary in short highlights as a travelogue to search for the Indian elements in Bali, which has been a living tradition for over several hundred years.

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