VIFF Best Short Documentary
26 Giugno ore 21/23
Mountain, Priest, Son
Director: John Seddon and Vaibhav Kaulin, in Best Short Documentary – India, 27 min.
The film simply shows the life of a small family that manages to maintain a deep sense of the sacred between natural disasters and the pressures of globalization. The life that takes place there has a meaning and the sacredness that pervades it conveys an exisential well-being that is lost in the cities.
Set in one of India’s most sacred and geologically fragile mountain landscapes, the film brings alive the everyday experiences, beliefs and hopes of a priest, his wife, and their 22-year-old son who survived a great flood not long ago. Through their story, we explore a traditional society’s understanding of its own vulnerability and resilience in the face of dramatic environmental change on the one hand and the rapid intrusion of modernity, urbanism and consumerism on the other.