Sons of Shiva

Directed and Produced by Robert Gardner & Akos Ostor
1985, 28 min.

Sons of Shiva documents a four-day ceremony of worship of the God Shiva. Devotees are shown from the initial taking of the Sacred thread through gradually intensifying action to a culmination in a variety of ascetic and self-denying practices. The film also depicts informal activities, such as preparing food, and listening to recitals of devotional songs by the famous mendicant Bauls of Bengal.