A Documentary film on India’s diverse knowledge heritage and its valuable use in modern times.
Key points to gain-
- the identity of a cultural nation,
- the lost self-respect & confidence that we are the biggest contributor to the world’s cultural diversity,
- the knowledge about factors responsible for sustainance & survival of the world’s oldest & richest civilization,
- the stregnth to defend the Dharmic nature of civilization
- the wisdom to contain the growing global consumerism
For outsiders and foreigners this film will be the first impression of India and a gateway to understand the country, her greatness, diversity and strength. It can be publicised as a CV of India . It will help in making & promoting Brand India.
The Film and Episodes
Rather than only romanticising the glorious past the film will focus on why there is a renewed western interest in the ancient Indian knowledge and sciences especially in the fields of Physics, Neuroscience, Ayurveda, Medicine, Yoga, Mind-body relation & Sanskrit.
Many Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Neuroscientists, Psychologists, Language Experts have written and stated how they got inspiration, ideas and clues from Ancient Indian knowledge and how it effectively helped them in their endeavors. Where is the credit ? It is also important to see why within India this knowledge has not effectively motivated modern time innovations, novelties and creativity. To seek for answers is the journey of this film.
Indian Civilization (IC) is established as the only ancient civilization on earth which has been living continuously for thousands of years. This film will bring out key features & major highlights of this continuity till today. Also it looks into the reasons & benefits of this continuity for Humanity and life on planet.
A Comparison why all other major civilizations of the world died whereas the Indian Civilization continued to thrive time and again over several centuries.The nurturing roots of Indian philosophy will be examined which were responsible for the landmark achievements in the field of Sciences, Arts, Architecture & philosophies etc. Reasons for decline of Indian science and knowledge systems and its impact on today's scenario will also be examined.
Film Crew will visit hundreds of locations across the Indian subcontinent for authentic documentation. We will bring rare visuals from interior parts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Tibet, Burma and other East Asian countries where the remains of ancient India still shines.
The visuals on India's cultural heritage, it's meaning and hidden knowledge will create interest & give new vision & ideas.
The present generation of Indians is quite ignorant about the achievements of their Ancestors, the film will bring to center the core issues of great national importance and pride.
The Cultural Heritage and Spiritual wisdom of India has never been documented authentically on film media for mass communication. Vishuddhi films has taken up this unprecedented task of making films on various topics of this great civilization over the ages in the most lucid and entertaining way.
Format & Budget
- Project Duration : THREE YEARS
- 10 episodes for TV Broadcast: 22 minutes each
- Film for Theatre Release : 90min.
- Format : Raw 4K EBU Standards
- Total Cost of the project: USD 0.47 Million (0.2crowd funding, 0.27 from donors)
- Target Audience : educated masses
First release is proposed for 15th August 2017 (The Curtain raiser episode – 40-50 mins film)
30 % of writing and research work is already complete. A unique storyline will be developed to engage the audience. Entertainment value will be enhanced through Dance, Music and Living Folk and Classical Art Traditions.
Cost : USD 0.14 million (included in the total Budget)
Working Schedule 2016
- June - Ground work has begun
- July - Funding appeal, commitments, collections
- August - Script (More Research and writting)
- Sept, Oct. - Production Planning (Identify Locations, Permissions, Scholars, Reservations, logistics etc.)
- Nov-Dec - Shooting
Working Schedule 2017
- Jan-March : Shooting
- March–June : Post Production
- 15 August : Release
Brief-Description 'History of Yoga ' is a 6000 year journey into origin & development of yoga. Six years of extensive research & filming; contribution of 30 eminent scholars; 137 locations, 84 Archaeological sites, 37 Museums & Libraries. The story explores Yoga in Harappa Civilization, Vedas, Jainism, Sufism, Buddhism, Hatha-Yogic practices of medieval times & other peripheral doctrines. The film ends in 19th century where modern science acknowledges the potential of yoga in a new light. India's cultural heritage unfolds with wisdom of Yoga in this path defining film.