Stephen Kries is a gifted German photographer and documentarian on a mission to unveil, celebrate and preserve extraordinary indigenous cultures. The RGP team invited him to Udaipur during the 2018 Gavari season and the festival instantly enchanted him. During his brief visit he captured Gavari’s essential magic and now plans to return and create a full length documentary.
Stephan formally released his remarkable initial effort on March 13th and we urge you to experience it via the links below and share it widely.
“This short film serves as an introduction to the Gavari festival in India. Gavari has been celebrated for at least the last five centuries by the Mewari Bhil tribe – who are among India’s oldest inhabitants and settled in Rajasthan well before the Aryans arrival. It is a unique spectacle of art, trance and ecstasy unlike any other in the modern world…”