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Variety Night: Thaipusam - Trance For The Son Of Shiva

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Synopsis: Full moon at the end of January – in a huge cave cathedral near Kuala Lumpur, the Hindu festival Thaipisam is celebrated, with many devotees falling into a trance for Lord Murugan for purification and empowerment. The short film gives a sensual and hypnotic insight into the event with its rituals, spirituality and deeply touching community spirit, being attended by the whole family from the youngest to the oldest.

Director: Joo Peter studied at the art academy in Stuttgart and the film university in Berlin,Potsdam Babelsberg. He is a writer, filmmaker and artist and has worked for theatre, opera, musicals, dance, TV and cinema. Since 2005, he has been teaching, travelling, filming and publishing.

  • Category : Variety Night
  • Genre : Short, Documentary
  • Director(s) : Joo Peter
  • Run Time : 3m 8s
  • Release Year : 2021
  • Country : Germany / Malaysia
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