TO:3.2 – Panni Bharti “Silent Tongues”


a spiritual journey

A Film by Panni Charrington

SILENT TONGUES is a work of art exposing a world of beautiful images and symbols which reveal and express the journey towards an inner truth. It is a rich tapestry of sound and images which are bound together by texts from some of the oldest teachings in the world, the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.

SILENT TONGUES is a poetic and spiritual journey through India featuring her ancient and devotional practices, especially those of the Sadhus and Yohis. For thousands of years, Indian society has recognised and valued the need for union within the divine. The divine spirit is worshipped in many extraordinary forms and the path to the spiritual goal is many and varied, often intense and profound, sometimes dangerously extreme.

The film took 13 years to make.

Musicians featured in the soundtrack include Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ritwik Sanjal, Kadir Durvesh, Bajuli Shrivastav, Tarun Bhattacharya and Rolo McGinty.

The cosmic dance is performed by Unni Krishnan.

“Like the sharp edge of a razor, the sages say, is the path. Narrow it is and difficult to tread”.

© 1988 Panni Bharti