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Beads on One String
A metaphysical road movie
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Director: Sevn McAuley, Anson Hartford, Hugh Hartford
Completion
May 2011

Inspired by the life of Meher Baba, an indian mystic who likened the world religions to being like 'beads on one string', this extraordinary film takes the viewer on 3000km journey across India investigating mysticism, religion, and spirituality through the eyes of 50 pilgrims between the ages of 19 and 90. They travel to the monuments of Ellora and Ajanta associated with Buddha; the shrine of Kwaja Moinuddin Chisti, a Sufi Qutub; Kailash Temple, sacred to Hinduism; and Dilwara, a magnificent Jain temple in Rajasthan, to name just a few. In everything from arguments about lost luggage and lack of sleep, to the religious ritual and ceremony they encounter, these pilgrims discover the chaotic nature of the spiritual path, challenging their own faith in unexpected ways.

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Sevn McAuley
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Producer / Director