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Shadow Chasers

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Solar eclipses, among nature's more spectacular phenomena, have always fascinated us. For some people they become a veritable obsession. What makes these eclipse chasers run? The film follows four of them as they travel incredible distances to witness the last total eclipse of the millennium as it sweeps eastward across Europe to India. At various points along the way enthusiasts Alain Cirou in France, Paul Houde in Austria, Olivier Staiger in Germany and Debasis Sarkar in India offer their impressions of the historic event. From the legends of ancient religions and civilizations to the present day, there is one constant: the search for spirituality in its most basic form. The film is a kind of poetic meditation, an impressionistic illumination of what links humanity together in the face of the absolute, when the soul is stamped by more than just the shadow of the moon. In French with English subtitles.

2000, 58 min

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