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A Charmed Life: The story of the Kolam

Every morning at sunrise all across Southern India women practice the ancient art of drawing kolam on the thresholds of their properties. A physical form of prayer and symbol of protection, a daily exercise, and a moment of intense concentration and meditation, drawing kolam is an important household ritual that has a lot more to it than may first meet the eye.
Two very different women living in Chennai explain their shared passion for kolam, and their involvement in the local kolam competition.

Series created and produced by Daisy Walsh
Series directed and shot by Tom Martienssen, edited by Luke André Jackson of Dustoff Films

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