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Near the sky, near the earth

Ole John, Jørgen Leth, Denmark, 1968

25 min.DK/Documentary

This film was shot in the autumn of 1967 among European and American hippies in Nepal. We observe the way of life these hippies have chosen to live »outside of society« in the light of the everyday rites and ceremonies of the Nepalese. We see that the hippie movement is not just a caprice of fashion, but a religion. »We have to be here. To meditate. To pray. This way we can turn the atomic bomb into a flower«.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Nær himlen, nær jorden
Danish title Nær himlen, nær jorden
Other titles Near the sky, near the earth
Keywords Hippies, Nepal, Kathmandu, 1960-1969, Meditation, Hashish, LSD
Director Ole John, Jørgen Leth
Director of Photography Ole John
Editor Ole John, Jørgen Leth
Sound Jørgen Leth, Knud Kristensen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Laterna Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 287 meter, 16 mm, color, Sound
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Laterna Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Ole John
Direction Jørgen Leth

Cinematography

Cinematography Ole John

Editing

Editing Ole John
Editing Jørgen Leth

Sound

Sound Jørgen Leth
Sound Knud Kristensen

Voiceover

Voiceover Jørgen Leth

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