Letting Go| 7mins
Director: Kirthi Nath | Producer: Kirthi Nath
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
Set against a luscious yet empty Southern California landscape with an equally sensuous audio-scape, Letting Go quietly unfolds a private, bittersweet experience of nostalgia and the transition between holding on and letting go.
LETTING GO is part of the â€œSpirit Seriesâ€ a collection of experimental poetic documentaries inspired by Buddhist Vipassana meditation practices, the dharma and â€˜moments of beingâ€™. Each film on its own is a meditation on specific elements of practice with different elements of life as fodder; death, seeking, memories, nostalgia, the imprint of famous speeches, films, other people and connection with the personal light within. Seen together, the films paint an exquisite experiential tableau of sensory-based explorations; faith as an action, even when it feels unavailable (FLYING), the dance between holding on and letting go (LETTING GO), self-acceptance a la the practices of mindful attention, loving kindness and letting go (METTA), and refuge in the arms of meditation, love and interconnectedness (EMBRACE IT). Told with an attitude of curiosity, charm and subtle quirkiness, â€œThe Spirit Seriesâ€ is a celebration of the spirit, the ocean of the thousand sorrows and thousand joys, and the 84,000 possible doors to enlightenment.