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The ambrosia of immortality

Author: I Wayan WijaC L ReedI Dewa Putu BerataMiguel FrasconiI Made MojaAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : ShadowLight Productions, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tirtha Amertha, the Ambrosia of Immortality, is a rarely seen episode from the Mahabarata, one of the central epics of Hindu mythology. Nine masked actors/shadowcasters perform with shadowmasters I Waya Wija and Larry Reed. In Ambrosia of Immortality a war rages between the gods, who have it all, and the demons (aka: the former gods) who want it all back. Together they must churn the Milky Ocean to create the elixir  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed shadow plays
Puppet films
Short films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: I Wayan Wija; C L Reed; I Dewa Putu Berata; Miguel Frasconi; I Made Moja; I Nyoman Catra; Paul Walsh; I Made Subandia; Sarah Willner; Ramon Abad; Matthew Antaky; I Made Sidia; Tim Lee Smith; I Made Sukadana; Emiko Saraswati Susilo; ShadowLight Productions (Firm)
OCLC Number: 123365291
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Series title from publisher's Web site.
Special features: "The making of 'The ambrosia of immortality'" featurette (14 min.); Slideshow (1 min.).
Credits: Music & sound design, I Dewa Putu Berata and Miguel Frasconi ; scenic design, I Dewa Putu Berata and I Made Moja ; choreography, I Nyoman Catra ; dramaturg, Paul Walsh ; musicians: I Dewa Putu Berata, I Made Subandi, Sarah Willner.
Performer(s): Shadowcasters, I Wayan Wija, Larry Reed, Ramon Abad, Matthew Antaky, I Made Moja, I Made Sidia, Tim Smith, I Made Sukadana, Emiko Saraswati Susilo.
Event notes: Edited from multiple live performances in 1998.
Description: 1 videodisc (22 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, region 1, NTSC; full frame presentation.
Other Titles: Explorations of the shadow world.
Mahābhārata.
Responsibility: conceived by I Wayan Wija, Larry Reed, I Dewa Putu Berata ; direction, Larry Reed and I Wayan Wija ; a ShadowLight production.

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Tirtha Amertha, the Ambrosia of Immortality, is a rarely seen episode from the Mahabarata, one of the central epics of Hindu mythology. Nine masked actors/shadowcasters perform with shadowmasters I Waya Wija and Larry Reed. In Ambrosia of Immortality a war rages between the gods, who have it all, and the demons (aka: the former gods) who want it all back. Together they must churn the Milky Ocean to create the elixir of Immortality. The gods and demons succeed at this epic test of faith, but then things go wrong as they struggle for possession of the powerful Ambrosia.

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