An ancient call – a cinematic journey directed by Damini (Akanksha Joshi), produced by the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Diplomacy; music by Prem Chinmaya (Dunster).

A daughter’s journey distilling the nectar of the stories she heard as a child. Weaving ancient texts in the fabric of modern life. Rediscovering the land of her childhood. Where religion was synonymous with the celebration of life.

Journeying from the Himalayas to Peninsular India. Through rivers, mountains, forests, caves, she meets many practitioners. Each conversation reveals unfathomable depths to the seemingly simple rituals. The nature of life; why we are born; why we die; what is change. And what amidst this constant flux – joy, sorrow, success, failure, love, hate – is the One… constant, unchanging, unmoving.

This cinematic journey creates an experiential rendering of one of the Earth’s oldest spiritual traditions.

Come. Wander. Experience.

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DaminiPrabhu Damini (Akanksha Joshi) took sannyas in 2006. She is in the nature of wandering minstrels, a story-teller who uses films, sound, text and dance to share her experiences of the visible and inner worlds and an award winning film maker and photographer. Her most recent award winning work is ‘Earth Witness’. She is the recipient of many awards for cinematography, direction, and a nomination for the Wild Screen awards at Bristol 2012. Her stories can be subscribed to on Facebook.

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