Three one-hour documentaries that explore the history, culture and way of life of the people of Bali.
Episode 1: BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN AND THE SEA
Episode 2: THE PATH OF THE SOUL
Episode 3: DEMONS AND DEITIES
“This kind of insight and loving treatment is a rare treat on television.” - Diana Simmonds, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Sept 1988.
"One of the most elegant, scholarly and beautifully made documentary series you're likely to see.” - Phillip Adams, Weekend Australian, 17-18 Sept 1988.
"A series of such intensity, richness and privileged access into Balinese lives and rituals - many never previously filmed - that it becomes a cornucopia of cultural, spiritual and mystical richness." - Janet Hawley, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 Sept 1988.
John Darling (1946-2011), filmmaker, writer, historian, poet and painter, lived and worked in Bali for some 20 years. In his BALI TRIPTYCH he looks at Bali’s dramatic history from ancient animistic times, through the Dutch conquest, to the present. He particularly explores the significance of rituals and dance in a country where the religion and culture is dominated by ancestor worship and the need to pay homage to demons and deities. The three films in the series were shown on ABC television and were highly acclaimed.
Beautifully filmed and meticulously researched, this series is essential for anyone seeking to understand the rich and complex culture of the Balinese people. The series includes rarely seen archival footage from the 1930s by Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.
Follow this link to view the BALI TRIPTYCH trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOaLguljP2A&feature=youtube
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