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Mantra: Sounds into Silence (12A*) + ScreenTalk

Doc’n Roll Film Festival


Harmony, healing and shared humanity: a moving portrait of the practice of Kirtan, 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, social and emotional lives. We also learn of the growing neurological evidence for the measurable, beneficial effects of meditation and chanting.

Georgia Wyss’ documentary offers revelations not only for Kirtan devotees, but for anyone moved by the simple, subtle, affecting power of song. She captures 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!.

This UK premiere screening will include a Q&A with the director

Spain 2017 Dir Georgia Wyss 85 min

Woman with violin in an empty Theatre

Barbican Sessions: Satu Vänskä

In an empty Theatre, Satu Vänskä, Principal Violinist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, performs JS Bach's ‘Allemande’ from Partita II in D minor.

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