Documentary • Documentary, Short Films, 21-Mar-2023
A mix of archival and new footage documents a spiritual and philosophical movement founded in Bulgaria in the early 20th century that embraces the greater good. Alice Fassi directs “In Light,” part documentary, part visual poem, about the Universal White Brotherhood, a practice of living in harmony with other humans and nature. Carried by its striking visuals of the Paneurhythmy, a sacred dance that occurs every year in the Rila Mountains, it’s a contemplative portrait aimed at transcendence. The answer to life, so says the movement’s first disciple, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, is not found through ease and comfort but through obstacles and resistance; you can’t reach the peak of a flat mountain. -KA. Directed and shot by Alice Fassi. Director’s Assistant: Marco Gehlhar. Co-produced by: C41. Executive Producers: Marco Gehlhar, LEONE, Barbara Guieu. Co-writer & Press Release: Nicole Salotti. Editing: Margherita Freyrie. Sound Design & Graphics: Alberto Ricchi. Colorist: Leonardo Mareso.
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