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MANTRA – Sounds into Silence is a lovingly crafted, heartfelt documentary film about the growing phenomenon of Mantra music and *Kirtan. Told through the experiences of some of those whose lives have been transformed by the practice, it also features many of the leading artists both in performance and up close & personal.
Georgia Wyss, writer, director and producer is the heart and soul of this project. Since discovering the world of Mantra music eight years ago, and recognizing its importance as a new means of healing which could benefit the lives of many, she has been working determinedly to bring this film not only to devotees of Kirtan but also to the wider world.
“When a very close friend of mine became ill and eventually passed, I first discovered how mantra music and the practice of Kirtan could be deeply healing. Back then this music helped me come to peace with something that appeared very difficult to accept. Through this personal experience I became aware of the power of the music, mantras and meditation that are at the core of the practice.
In the following years, I deepened my experience of Kirtan, and I discovered that the essence of it is more than just support in difficult times, it is really about discovering or re-discovering the joys of, and the importance of belonging, in our increasingly atomised world: that sense of community that many of us have lost, or, in some cases, never had. And it’s also about connecting or re-connecting with our selves and with our environment. In our “always-on” world, we seem to have lost that focus. The film will explore this in detail with the aim of de-mystifying the world of Kirtan and sharing the joyfulness of Mantra music.
Accompanying us on this journey, both in performance and in conversation will be artists Deva Premal and Miten, Snatam Kaur, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Lama Gyurme with Jean Phillipe Rykiel, MC Yogi, C.C. White, Mirabai Ceiba, Dave Stringer, Donna De Lory and more.Please join us by helping in whatever way you can. Namasté”