In the shadow of Java's constantly erupting volcanoes, the film makers descend from the crater of the newly erupted "Child of Krakatoa" and encounter a world of medieval courts, mystical shadow puppet plays, forgers of magical swords, healers with supernatural powers and whole communities ruled by the powerful "Spirit of the South Seas." Back in Bali, they meet such sages as the master artist Nyoman Lempad, who was to die a conscious death on the day of his choosing at the age of 116. And among the Toraja people of the Celebes highlands, they share in the massive funeral rites of the last king of the tribe which believes its ancestors came from the stars in sky ships. (Produced by Mystic Fire Video, 1988, 60 minutes.) 12 PM. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free; no reservations required. 202-667-0441, ext 64.
Event begins at 12:00PM
Presented by: The Textile Museum