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Still image from the film The Gods Never Die
Still image from the film The Gods Never Die

The Gods Never Die at the Cut, Halesworth

Friday, 28 July 2006

The Gods Never Die is a stunning documentary on rare Indian rituals filmed in Kerala, southern India, where social and religious life includes numerous spectacular ceremonies. One of these is the "Dance of Splendour", organised in villages every year. The film presents the wanderings of a troupe of professional performers as they travel from village to village incarnating the gods and goddesses in costume and dance.

Filmed over five years for the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva, the documentary was first shown to great acclaim at Aldeburgh Cinema. Back by popular demand, this was the second only showing in the UK.