Real Balinese healers continue to use the ancient knowledge of their ancestors to treat people without expecting anything in return. I Gusti Mangku Sumantra is a traditional healer from the Gianyar region of Bali who has been healing people since the 1970s when his father passed away. Bali has a long tradition of Bali Usada, also known as Balinese traditional healing. This practice uses natural herbs and spices, holistic therapies and ancient wisdom to cure physical and mental illness. The Balinese live equally in two worlds: the seen or conscious world called sekala, and the unseen or psychic world, called niskala. In traditional Balinese healing, both of these elements are addressed in order to truly heal an ill patient.
Director : Marko Randoelovic | 5 minutes
The master woodcarvers of Bali are striving to keep their unique craft alive for the next generation. I Made Ada is a master wood carver from the renowned woodcarving village Pakudui near Tegalalang, Ubud, Bali. In his time he has met some of the most powerful men in the world from President Regan to Vladimir Putin, but now he reflects on his illustrious career and thinks about the next generation of wood carvers. Made specializes in exquisitely hand carved sculptures and three-dimensional paneling from the best woods available in Asia. From his home in Pakudui, Made personally supervises and instructs some of the best carvers in Bali. Of the work sculpted here, Made is best known for his Garudas and traditional panel work.
Director : Marko Randelovic | 5 minutes