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Bali: Life Is an Offering (2014)

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Bali: Life is an Offering is a multi-faceted documentary film luminous with images of Bali’s rich traditional culture and breathtaking natural beauty, produced by an award-winning international team. The film revolves around exceptional people and profound projects based on the island, working to maintain and enhance Bali’s social, environmental and cultural harmony.

There's one word that comes up time and again when people speak of Bali: magic. It’s a magic that’s stitched into the everyday fabric of Balinese lives. It’s rooted in the ancient, and vibrantly alive in the present. It awakens all who are open to it, reminding them of what really matters. It has the power to change lives forever.

Inspired by the Balinese philosophical concept "tri hita karana" – harmony between the divine, humankind and nature – Bali: Life is an Offering explores the resplendent natural beauty, graceful people and age-old spiritual traditions that characterize this unique island, and the transformative effect they have on all who visit.

Kim Kindersley
English, Balinese with English subtitles

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Rachel5, posted on June 8, 2016

This is an amazing film. Very well made. Will watch again, and again. I learnt a lot.

daniellesinq, posted on June 3, 2016

Unbelievably peaceful and insightful. I also loved the musical performances!

Melody W, posted on September 28, 2014

This was a wonderful movie. I hear that since the book Eat Pray Love came out the tourists to Bali have come in droves and the commercialism has boomed in Bali causing problems probably similar to Hawaii. So I nearly though that perhaps I should be respectful and not travel to Bali. I love that the movie shows the beauty of Bali as well as the damage tourism has caused so that when we visit we can aim to be respectful and leave no trace. I go to outdoor festivals in the Summer here in Canada and they are leave no trace or leave the land nicer than how you found it and take your garbage with you. I believe we need to remember that when visiting Bali. I love that some people have even helped the communities with water and Fairtrade employment. I loved everything about this movie. It was fantastic.

aurora2047, posted on June 29, 2014

I don't say such things lightly, but this movie is just amazingly put together. The visuals, the music, the camera work etc - it all just comes together in such a delightful way. I really enjoyed watching this. Highly recommended.

hunterroads98, posted on June 23, 2014

Words on a page cannot not do this film justice... only with the language of the heart could there be any adequate description. So just view this film with the anticipation of love and joy overwhelming your entire being.

EdgardoT, posted on June 16, 2014

I LOVE this film!!

I read Alan Cohen's book, Why You Life Sucks and What You Can Do About It, where he mentioned Bali. He wrote that the entire culture of Bali is devoted to the arts. Every person in the society is highly skilled in the arts, live for art, and everything they do seems to be an excuse to sustain them so they can go on with their artistic expression. As a result, the Balinese are among the happiest people on the planet.

I love that aspect! I am a musician who loves playing the piano, and will play and write music for hours everyday. GaiamTV allows me to virtually travel the world and find inspiration for playing music, creating visual art, comedy and creative writing. The visual art, the cinematography, and the music on this film is high vibration and very inspiring! I am now going to write music inspired by this film!

Alan also wrote that he lost weight without trying to lose weight while in Bali, while going to banquets and eating desserts. Watching this film confirms why Bali is awesome. Very inclusive culture. I'm from the Philippines (moved to the U.S.), and now finding myself having a strong desire to travel and immerse myself in other cultures. Bali is now one of my dream destinations.

GLADYST, posted on June 12, 2014

Bali people truly know how to celebrate life and acknowlegde the Divine and gift of this life. Practice daily . Be grateful. Be True. Be.

courtneycashon, posted on June 11, 2014

This was absolutely breath-taking and much more than a 'documentary'. It really took my breath away. The scenes were stunning and took me on a visual journey. 5 out of 5. I recommend!!

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