Children of Ramana’s Garden

2010, 29:57

Ramana's Garden is a home for destitute children in Rishikesh, North India, many of whom have survived horrific abuse. But in this loving environment they have the chance to fulfil their potential.

· Strasbourg International Film Festival 2011
· Festival Paris Cinéma 2011 (2-13 July)
· West Wales International Film Festival & The International Film Festival of Mind, Body Spirit & Ecology 2011 in Swansea, Wales, UK (17 Jan)
· Chicago Short Film Festival, December 2010 (Special Mention)
· Punte del Este Film Festival 2010
· Barcelona Film Festival 2010

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Ramana’s Garden is a home for destitute children which was started almost by mistake by an energetic and charismatic American woman in Rishikesh, North India. Prabhavati was once an actress in Hollywood who came to India 30 years ago on a spiritual pilgrimage, started feeding and teaching a few local children and now is now running a home for 70 kids.

Many of the children are untouchables, the poorest of the poor – and many have survived horrific abuse. But what is heart warming and great is how these kids really love and support each other, and the healing that happens in this loving environment.

In addition to the regular curriculum Prabhavati understands the immense value of dance, art and theatre, and in 2008 their dance troupe was invited to England and ended up performing at the Glastonbury Festival.

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