Java, la magie du théâtre d'ombres

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of the world. Yet, there, thousand-year-old legends of the ancient Hindu religion are still alive and well. Countless stories of gods, kings, warriors and princesses are still told by the puppeteers of Wayang Kulit, a shadow puppet theater on the island of Java. This sacred art is inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. More than just entertainment for the Javanese, Wayang Kulit is also a sought-after way of life for young people. Puppeteers, or "Dalangs", enjoy high social prestige that sometimes propel them to stardom. Today, some young people want to embrace this profession. Among them is Ganesh, an apprentice from a modest family who accompanies a master puppeteer on tour.

Running Time
52 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Julien Hamelin
Julien Hamelin
Germany, France
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Java, la magie du théâtre d'ombres» (16)

Brandon avatar

This movie blew me away; however not the first time I saw it, I had to watch it twice to truly appreciate the message and the power of this film. Maybe I wasn't fully paying attention or maybe I was too young at the time but I am so glad that I watched it again.

Frank P. avatar
Frank P.

i disliked nothing about this film

Tiffany Mendoza avatar
Tiffany Mendoza

Everyone did a fantastic job; I absolutely fell in love with the movie.

Amanda avatar

OMG Wow well what a film officially my new favorite film, which has surpassed other. This film have everything you want out of a Documentary movie.

Lisa avatar

Got this for my mom. She loves the movie!!!

Janice avatar

one of the best movies ive ever watched .

Sandra avatar

Pure Awesomeness! The characters all had their own amazing moments and the acting is decent as well.

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Michael H.

Well done and very surprising! Highly recommend it!