Centrul Astra Film



Astra Film Festival


David MacDougall | Judith MacDougall | Australia | 2010 | 67'

Filmed in South India at Rishi Valley School, founded by the 20th Century Indian thinker Krishnamurti, "Awareness" explores the sensibilities of two groups of young Indian teen-agers - a group of girls in their dormitory, and a group of boys in theirs - as they live out their daily experiences at the school. The two groups were filmed separately by David and Judith MacDougall over a period of several months' stay at the school. The film highlights gender differences at this critical stage of adolescence and demonstrates how Krishnamurti's encouragement of individuals' awareness and sensitivity to their surroundings is played out at the school. The film provides an insight into education at one of the leading progressive schools of the Indian Subcontinent.