donderdag 16 november 2017

Adyar: Home of the Theosophical Society


This documentary explores the international Theosophical Society in Adyar, Chennai, India; and examines some of the reasons that founders H. P. Blavatsky and Col. Henry Steel Olcott might have had for moving the Society's headquarters from the United States to India.

Rare film footage and archival photos highlight the program along with appearances by leading members of the Society, including international Theosophical Society president, Radha Burnier, Theosophical scholar and historian Michael Gomes, and more. Updated for 2012. 57 minutes.

Theosophical Society

maandag 6 november 2017

A Walk To Beautiful

The film tells the personal stories of rural women who make their way to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, seeking treatment for obstetric fistula, a life-shattering complication of childbirth. Filmed in a starkly beautiful landscape, the documentary juxtaposes the isolated lives of village women who are outcasts because of their medical condition, with the faraway hospital that offers a miracle after a long and arduous trek—a “walk to beautiful.”

Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. Instead they make the long and arduous journey to Fistula Hospital in Addis Abba where they reclaim their lost dignity. The trials they endure–and their attempts to rebuild their lives–tell a universal story of hope, courage, and transformation.

Real Stories