MANTRA – Sounds into Silence documentary
Is a feature-length documentary that charts the history, expansion and effect of the new music and social phenomenon of chanting. It focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them, but it also features the artists and musicians who are the focus of this new music-based movement. It’s a film about spirituality not religion, it’s about people reconnecting with their true selves and finding meaning in their lives.
As our characters’ stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them deeply. Through these encounters, we will discover how Deva Primal & Miten, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Lama Gyurme, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi and others came to this music themselves and to the practice of Kirtan, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.
WHAT IS KIRTAN
Kirtan is a participatory, call and response form of singing that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world as westerners discover its uplifting and healing effects. Kirtan is not in any way religious but many do describe it as spiritual. At a Kirtan event, the lines between musician and audience are blurred: the audience members play a vital role in the music through their singing in response to the “call“ of the artist. It is now so popular that several artists, have been nominated and won Grammies.
"MANTRA is a must-see for anyone who wants to pause and take a look within, accompanied by soulful and uplifting music and singing .” - Deepak Chopra
"Meditation and the practice of Kirtan can expand the awareness of our inner timelessness, and so relax us into a deep, inner peace.” - Deva Premal
“A mantra is not just something to chant. It is not chanting. A mantra is something to let sink deep in your being, just as roots go deep into the earth. The deeper the roots go into the earth, the higher the tree will go into the sky.” - Osho
THE STORY OF MANTRA
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