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  • A feature-length documentary, exploring the new music and social phenomenon of chanting, that focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them; it also features the artists who are the focus of this new music-based movement. It's a film about spirituality, not religion, it's about people reconnecting with their true selves and with others.


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  • MANTRA - Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary that charts the history, expansion and effect of the new music and social phenomenon of chanting. It focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them, but it also features the artists and musicians who are the focus of this new music-based movement. It's a film about spirituality not religion, it's about people reconnecting with their true selves and finding meaning in their lives.

    As our characters' stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them deeply. Through these encounters, we will discover how Deva Premal & Miten with Manose, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Dave Stringer, Mirabai Ceiba, Gaura Vani, Nina Rao, Charlie Braun and others came to this music themselves and to the practice of Kirtan *, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.

    -KIRTAN: The practice of Kirtan is a participatory, call and response form of singing that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world as westerners discover its uplifting and healing effects. Kirtan is not in any way religious but many do describe it as spiritual. At a Kirtan event, the lines between musician and audience are blurred: the audience members play a vital role in the music through their singing in response to the "call" of the artist. It is now so popular that several artists, have been nominated and won Grammies.

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