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 Nick Gaydos created a splendid website for the film, a small light, by OCC member, Julia Yebick. A streaming version of the film can be viewed their in it's entirety (and in pretty darn good resolution, as well). The film can also be seen on the big screen at the East Lansing Film Festival (March 30 - April 3) and the Hearts and Minds Film Festival (March 2 - 6).

The film synopis can be read below:

A Hindu sadhu narrates 'a small light,' in which a Catholic nun cares for a group of elderly living out their remaining days at the auspicious site of Pashupathinath temple.

A look at old age, death and dying in a Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, this documentary is a unique experimental  hybrid of observational cinema and metaphorical narrative.

Exploring cross-religious views on death and karma, 'a small light' follows the daily life of a home for the elderly situated along the cremation ghats of Pashupathinath temple.

It speaks of earthly embodiment and the confines and constructs of the mortal body in contrast to the eternal soul. Through the story of the elderly we see the differing views (but at times convergence) of the Eastern and Western religiously devoted.


Click here to visit the website.






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thanks ben! i felt like my own self-promotion on OCC for this particular project was reaching its limit... but having said that: PLEASE come to the show!! I know there are a lot of you in the East Lansing area, so I hope to see you there!2/10/2005 4:40:01 PM
pax
Congratulations about the ELFF! Oh, and the other festival, too....2/11/2005 1:11:37 PM
stargrazer
thanks peter!2/22/2005 5:27:39 PM
pax
the date/time has been set! my film will be playing at 2pm on Sunday, April 3rd in theater C- the Fellini theater. hope to see you there!!2/23/2005 5:02:34 PM
pax
Julia, I received your postcard. Thank you! They look very professional (of course!) and I can't wait for the festival.3/5/2005 12:53:21 AM
stargrazer
Congratulations, Julia, on being awarded the ELFF's "Most Promising Filmmaker" award! Your film was full of insight, sensitive interviewing, and compelling imagery and sound. Can't wait to see what you do next!4/5/2005 12:37:10 PM
stargrazer
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