Six months ago I finally got my hands on an imported DVD of ‘Faith Connections’ I found it on Youtube to share with you all.
Faith Connections is deeply moving documentary filmed at the 2013 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad in india. This is a remarkably insightful film, full of stunning images and for me up there with ‘Walking with Nagas’ as one of the best documentaries out there based on the Kumbh Mela festival.
Directed by Pan Nalin ‘Faith Connections’ follows a young runaway kid, a Sadhu, a mother desperately looking for her lost son, a yogi (Hatha Yogi Baba) who is raising an abandoned baby, and an ascetic who keeps his calm by smoking cannabis – all connected by one faith against the spectacular display of devotion.
I love India’s beauty, diversity, ugliness, culture, religions, unrivalled friendliness, the in your face full on attack on your senses and chaos that only India can produce.
Those that have been to India be it once or countless times like I have will agree this a fantastically cleaver video from The Perennial Plate really evokes memories of those moments of life in everyday India.
If you’ve never been to India well this video is a pretty accurate snapshot of what to expect at any given turn.