Film Screening – “Bali Yatra: “They Say, They Came from India”

Date: 09/05/2014
Time: 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre,, New Delhi

Time: 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Director: Dr. Gautam Chatterjee Duration: 36 minutes

This is a research documentation of the cultural dialogue between Indian sub-continent and Bali, known in history by the name of spice route. It highlights a panoramic view of Bali within various nuances of its culture which showcases a harmonic amalgamation. It explores various elements of Indian Culture, existing in Bali. Touching upon the Pedanda system or Priesthood of Bali the film also explores the calendar making concept which has many shades of Indian culture. The Gurukula system has a long heritage. Film further documents various creative aspects of icons, images, wooden and stone sculptures, etc. it features the Gedong Gandhi Ashram where Gandhiji’s philosophy is celebrated even today. In the Tenganan village some isolated 600 people have been practicing a unique tradition of their own for over a millennia.