Documentaries on Galanos and Lord Shiva in Cinemarian

Scholars and friends of the Indian culture will have the opportunity to see once again the “Indika” documentaries of the renowned Film Director Yannis Tritsibidas on Sunday February 5th at 8:30 at the cinema hall “Cinemarian” (Gennaiou Kolokotroni 42, Koukaki).

The “Indika” of Tritsibidas include:

galanosThe unique documentary “The Foreigner to the Foreigner: Dimitrios Galanos – Benares” about the life and the work of the pioneering Greek Indologist Demetrius Galanos the Athenian (1760-1833), who lived for 40 years and finally died in the holy city of Benares leaving behind him  a vast literary work and also a large donation for the foundation of the University of Athens.

katastrofeas-sivaAnd the documentary “Mahashivaratri – The Marriage of Shiva.” An excellent piece of art for the worship of the most popular Indian deity. The documentary was filmed during the three-day celebration of Mahashivaratri at the holy city of Shiva and includes scenes of hermits and pilgrims who flock to a city that lives in an ecstatic rhythm throughout the course of the celebration .

Both documentaries have been created with the scientific collaboration of the Indologist professor and writer Dimitrios Vassiliadis.