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In this piece, former DVA nominee Face du Monde treats us to a marvelous air/ground tour of the Indian city of Veranasi in celebration during the annual Holi holiday. One of the most important Hindu holidays, the two-day Holi festival is a celebration of spring, love, and associated rites. It is of particular cultural importance in this city on the Ganges River, considered the holiest of the holy seven cities of Hinduism. It's also considered the birthplace of Buddhism, which arose in India but has since virtually disappeared here.
The Holi festival, also known as the Hindu Celebration of colors, is celebrated every year by millions of persons by throwing pigments of colors on people’s faces. Originally the Holi festival celebrated the fertility of the land, today the participants rejoice for the abundant crops and the defeat of evil. Holika was a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu. The story of Holika Dahan (Holika's death) signifies the triumph of good over evil. Holika is associated with the annual bonfire on the night before Holi. Last March, I had the opportunity to go to India and participate at the Holi Festival in Varanasi. Taking part of this holy celebration and being able to film it was in my bucket list. Located on the left bank of the Gange river, the city of Varanasi is considered one of the oldest inhabited city in the world and probably one of the holiest cities of India. Sound Design & Voiceover Script | Kevin Clerc Voiceover Artist | Arvind Mehra Music: What Happened to You by the Cage licensed on Musicbed Website: http://facedumonde.fr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/facedumonde Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lafacedumonde/