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Shamans of the Himalayas (2011)
In the shadow of the snow-capped mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India, the ordinary and occult co-exist, as they have for centuries. This is a world of myth and magic, where individualistic gods, goddesses, nature spirits and demons are part of the daily life of local village communities as “living gods.”
Straddling these worlds of ordinary and non-ordinary reality are the shamans, who mediate between the material and spirit worlds. Anu Malhotra, an acclaimed filmmaker, delves into this mysterious and mystical world, telling us that every journey is a quest to unravel the self.
She meets several unforgettable shamans, some of whom are also oracles, trance mediums and exorcists. It is her quest to lift the veil over their shadow worlds.