India’ and Indonesia’s Shared Ancient and Modern Cultural Heritage

This is a wonderful documentary looking at the close cross-cultural links between India and Indonesia.

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Green – Death of The Forests

Non-verbal film about the exploitation of the forests of Indonesia and the devastating effect that is having on the wildlife.

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The Life and Works of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Recollections of my visit to Wat Suan Mokkh in the early 90s and a documentary about the great Thai monk Buddhadasa Bhikkhu.

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The Miracle of Bali 3: Recital Of Music

This episode is about music and dancing in the Balinese village of Peliatan, the separate items linked by an appropriately illustrative detail from Balinese paintings.

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The Miracle of Bali 2: Night

The second episode in this documentary series from 1969 covers the animistic rituals and festivals of Bali, officially Hindu, but with origins in ancient ceremonials practised long before Hinduism came to the island.

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The Miracle of Bali 1: The Midday Sun

Just recently I came across a 3-part series about Bali made by David Attenborough in 1969 for the BBC, and will show it here over the next couple of weeks. The first episode is a general introduction to Bali, its people and their varied arts.

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