Shot in Uttarakhand, India, Spirit sets out to explore the notion of belonging - socially, physically and spiritually. It acknowledges that a sense of belonging cannot be assumed, but rather is the slow alchemy of everyday work and shared belief, love and loss. It shadows individual lives and is tested by the rapid social and economic change transforming rural areas. The film aims to show not only in what this looks like, but also how it feels. The life of Saraswati and the often-surreal Pandav Lila festival offered the idea vehicles to tell this story. The film draws on the director's 17 year relationship with the village and her longitudinal ethnographic work.

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2019 Dir Jane Dyson 18:58 mins