Spirit: Longing and Belonging in the Indian Himalayas

Film Screening

Spirit: Longing and Belonging in the Indian Himalayas

Room 219
Kwong Lee Dow Building
234 Queensberry Street


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T: 90356691


When Saraswati arrives as the first educated daughter-in-law in a Himalayan village, she wonders how she will ever feel at home. But faced with the scepticism of an older generation of women, she grows determined to succeed. As the village’s ten-day Pandav Lila festival approaches, the film offers a window onto the everyday work and spiritual practices that bind people to each other and the land. An intimate story of longing and belonging in India’s sacred mountains, Spirit explores what it takes to make a home in a remote community in the thralls of change.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr Jane Dyson, followed by refreshments and networking.


  • Dr Jane Dyson
    Dr Jane Dyson, School of Geography, University of Melbourne