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East Coast Premiere

Director: Erik Morales

India, 2017, 7 min

Festival Year:2018

Category:Documentary Short

Crew:Erik Morales


'Immortals' is a portrait of the Nihang, the last Sikh warriors, the old vanguard of their armies. Nomadic soldiers with no war to attend to, who wander Punjab territory spreading the word of their God, waiting to be requested again.As they wait, times have changed and India has transformed. The Nihang have remained true to their essence, pure and mystical, surviving and adapting themselves to a new technological and global world, a world that is strange to them. As ghosts of the past, witnesses of an India that no longer exists, wander through modern India spreading their message.'Immortals' is a fascinated look at the world of the Nihang. Using as a leitmotif an excerpt of the Arthurian legend that has many similarities with Nihang current situation (a fragment of John Steinbeck's 'The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights'), 'Immortals' meditates through his images and his narration on the reality of these warriors and the future that awaits them.

About the director

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