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Jane Dyson & Ross Harrison

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 vibrant Pandav Lila festival approaches, Spirit offers a window onto the daily work and spiritual practices that bind people to each other and the land. Spirit is an intimate story of longing and belonging from a remote community in the thralls of change.

To learn more about Spirit visit www.spiritdocumentary.com.

Jane Dyson is an Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Melbourne. Her long-term research in the Indian Himalayas on childhood and youth, work, politics and gender has been presented in her book (Working Childhoods, CUP 2014), journals in Geography and Anthropology, and her two award-winning films, Lifelines (2014) and Spirit (2019).

Ross Harrison is a filmmaker based in Bristol, UK, working internationally. He combines original storytelling, immersive audiovisuals and smart distribution to create videos with impact.

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