10. May 2015 · Comments Off on Strula Gunnarsson’s ‘The Mystery of the Monsoon’ · Categories: Documentaries, Television · Tags: , , , , , ,

11096488_855734224498835_8517302400769935984_oMonsoon by Canadian filmmaker Strula Gunnarsson is a stunning documentary that showcases the cultural and spiritual significance of the monsoon season in India. The film was the an Official Selection at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and the People’s Choice Award Winner at Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival in 2014.

A shorter (44 minute) version of the film is now available on CBC’s website as part of David Suzuki‘s documentary series The Nature of Things.

“Part road movie, part spectacle, part human drama Monsoon is a documentary exploration of chaos, creation and faith in the land of believers. Filmed across the Indian sub-continent and charting the huge system’s path as it surges toward and gradually engulfs every region of the country, Monsoon introduces us to a remarkable array of individuals whose lives are in different ways entwined with the phenomenon.” – Monsoon press kit

Director Strula Gunnarsson joined guest host Talia Schlanger on CBC’s Q to discuss the film.  Here’s the interview.

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