Pan Nalin’s documentary on Kumbh Mela to be premiered in Toronto
Faith Connections, a documentary directed by Pan Nalin will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 to be held from September 5-15 2013.
In Faith Connections, Nalin travels to Kumbh Mela, one of the world’s most extraordinary religious events held once in three years. There, he encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, some facing an inextricable dilemma; to embrace the world or to renounce it. Faith Connections explores such diverse and moving stories as a young runaway kid, a Sadhu, a mother desperately looking for her lost son, a yogi 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.
The documentary has been produced by Gaurav Dhingra (Peddlers, Haraamkhor), Raphael Berdugo (Eros, Caramel) and Virginie Lacombe (Le fils de l’autre, Soongava – Dance of the Orchid).
Pan Nalin, who hails from Gujarat had previously made Samsara- A quest; one man’s struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world and one woman’s struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world and Valley of Flow- A mesmerizing Himalayan epic that spans two centuries, from the Silk Route of the early 19th century to the bustling metropolis of modern-day Tokyo.