THE KRIS OF LIFE

When age-old lifestyles and rites survive modernity

An episode from the series HIDDEN ASIA

Format: SD 4/3
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: Italian | French | English | German
Director: Bernard Guerrini
Producer: AMPERSAND

Synopsis

Centuries ago, a meteorite fell in Central Java. Seeing it as a gift from the Gods, the Indonesians used it to make a sacred dagger they called the kris. Because of its celestial origins, the kris is no mere object. It kills. It heals. Above all it is the supreme symbol for a whole people.

THE KRIS OF LIFE explores a world of mystery, ritual and darkness in which the kris plays a central role and uncovers a mythical and hidden side of Bali and Java.