Mantra: Sounds Into Silence (Film, Bristol)
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Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol, BS1 5TX (map)
Bristol Premiere of 'Mantra: Sounds Into Silence' at the Watershed, Bristol
Harmony, healing and shared humanity. This documentary provides a moving portrait of the practice of Kirtan (a devotional song in which a group repeats lines sung by a leader) and the people from all walks of life and cultural traditions who seek inner peace by singing mantras together.
In a film about spirituality rather than religion, we meet a diverse group of participants ranging from Tibetan monks to hip-hop MCs and prison inmates, who offer accounts of Kirtan’s lasting impact on their creative and emotional lives. We also learn of the growing neurological evidence for the measurable, beneficial effects of meditation and chanting.
Via spellbinding performances and insights from many of Kirtan’s most acclaimed performers, including Deva Premal & Miten with Manose, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Dave Stringer, Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel, C.C. White, Mirabai Ceiba, Gaura Vani, Nina Rao, Charlie Braun, Guru Ganesha and Wah!, Georgia Wyss’ documentary offers revelations for anyone moved by the simple, subtle, affecting power of song.
The screening will include a Kirtan experience in the cinema led by Tim Chalice and Vaishnavi Brassey.