BERLIN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL 2022
Best Documentary / Portrait (2022)
BERLIN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL 2022 (Best Documentary / Portrait)
|Title of Piece:||In Light|
|Director of Photography:||Alice Fassi|
|Music/Sound Design:||Alberto Ricchi|
|Additional Credits:||Director’s Assistant: Marco Gehlhar|
|Additional Credits:||Special support: C41|
|Additional Credits:||Co-writer & Press Release: Nicole Salotti|
|Additional Credits:||Colorist: Leonardo Mareso|
|Instagram Tag:||@alice.fassi @marcogehlhar @c41.eu @nicolesalotti @margheritafreyrie @leonardo_mareso_color @albiricchi|
|Short Synopsis:||In Light lives in a liminal space between documentary and visual tale. Alternating archival film material with new footage, the short film grants a unique insight into the peaceful and sublime ways of the Universal White Brotherhood. Born in Bulgaria at the beginning of the 20th century, the movement professes the High Ideal passed on by its founder and spiritual guide Master Beinsa Duno: “A heart as pure as a crystal, a mind as radiant as the sun, a soul as vast as the universe, a spirit as powerful as God and one with God.”
With In Light, Director Alice Fassi and photographer Marco Gehlhar welcome us into the life of a community of brothers and sisters whose philosophy lies in opening their hearts to the light and the greater good. The documentary follows the community on their daily teachings to reach a higher level of consciousness and connect with one another, including their yearly walk to the Seven Rila Lakes (Bulgaria) to celebrate the new spiritual year and the practice of Paneurhythmy - a dance composed of a series of movements able to channel the supreme cosmic rhythm.
The film is narrated by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, the first disciple of Beinsa Duno who then became the spiritual guide of the Brotherhood in the West. Since 1937, he has been sharing the Universal White Brotherhood principles across France, encouraging its community to realign and harmonise with nature's rhythm. Swinging between the past and present, In Light is a visual poem illustrating an alternative way of living whose foundations lie in welcoming all and having faith in the goodness of people.