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Beads on One String (2010)
“I see the structure of all the great religions of the world tottering. I intend to bring together all religion and cults like beads on one string.” – Meher Baba
Inspired by Meher Baba, 50 strangers from different religions travel 3,000 miles in 21 days to a rare collection of the most stunning holy sites in India. Their aim – to find a common thread between the world’s great religions.
In an unusual take on the road movie, Beads on One String takes the viewer on an extraordinary journey across India investigating mysticism, religion, and spirituality through the eyes of 50 pilgrims aged between 19 and 90.
They travel to the monuments of Ellora and Ajanta associated with Buddha; the shrine of Kwaja Moinuddin Chisti, a Sufi Qutub; Kailash Temple, sacred to Hinduism; and Dilwara, a magnificent Jain temple in Rajasthan. And in everything from arguments about lost luggage and lack of sleep, to the religious rituals and ceremonies that they encounter, these pilgrims discover the chaotic nature of the spiritual path – challenging their own faith in unexpected ways.