In South India, and particularly in Kerala, the origins of the christian communities date back to the evangelisation by the apostle Thomas, who, according to tradition, landed on the Malabar coast in 52 A.D.
Later, those communities were linked to the Church of the East ( also called the Nestorian church, and later the Chaldean church).
Having converted to the roman catholicism, they rebelled; from this time on, they split off into a number of groups: they divided into a roman catholic group and another group linked with the Syrian orthodox Church having Antiocha as the patriarchal headquarters.
As a result they kept the rites, liturgy and prayers of those different churches in the syriac language.
The Keralese christians refer to themselves under the name of “Saint Thomas Christians”, but are also called “Syrian christians of India”...
Acupuncture Without Borders – International is an NGO that trains acupuncture practitioners in developing countries. The host and the guest explores the various facets of this unusual experience by evoking its activities, the values it conveys and the relations which result from this, founded on autonomy, respect, humility and reciprocity.
<b>« The Journey »</b> is a 14½ hour documentary film by <b>Peter Watkins</b>, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several contin...
Last episode « The Journey » is a 14½ hour documentary film by Peter Watkins, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several continents, released on film in 1987 at the Toronto Film Festival. It is structured around the theme of nuclear weapons, military spending and poverty. Ordinary people are asked about their awareness of these issues.
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The birth of a union branch in a watch-making factory in 1968. This is the first made by the workers of the Medvedkine group and it shows how Suzanne manages to convince the other women working in that factory to regroup, despite the uncooperative union leaders and the management intimidations.
Composed entirely of still photographs shot by Marker himself over the course of his restless travel through twenty-six countries, If I had four camels stages a probing, at times agitated, search for the meanings of the photographic image.
The Latvian-born artist Valentina Zeile, who has a museum dedicated to her work in Riga, has been based in Paris for 30 years. Here, she realises a clay sculpture of a male torso from a live model before the cameras.