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Naked in Ashes (2005)

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In this intimate documentary about the lives of India's Yogis, filmmaker Paula Fouce explores the hearts and minds of these modern day holy men, who carry on a little seen spiritual tradition with little to no ties to conventional, material life.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest , Faith & Spirituality
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Critic Reviews for Naked in Ashes

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

Paula Fouce's documentary about several of these yogis gives us a kind of cinéma vérité peek into their lives as they perform their rituals and prepare for the great meeting, or Kumbh Mela, of yogis in Ujjain, held in 2003.

August 3, 2006
Arizona Republic
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Does so much of what we want from documentary -- it teaches us new ways that lives can be lived. And religion or no, that always expands the spirit.

Full Review… | January 20, 2006
Denver Post
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Naked in Ashes could easily provide answers but doesn't, and so it invites only unexamined faith or skepticism.

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
Boston Globe
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As an intimate glimpse into an otherwise hidden world, it's admittedly absorbing, but the subjects merit a more rigorous portrait.

Full Review… | January 5, 2006
Washington Post
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With Naked in Ashes, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Paula Fouce manages a dubious feat of underachievement: She's made a documentary about Hindu mystics that's only marginally enlightening about its subject matter.

Full Review… | December 9, 2005
Seattle Times
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An inspirational and cautionary film that documents the hermetic lives of a handful of Indian yogis.

Full Review… | December 2, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Naked in Ashes

½

[font=Arial Black]I LOVED THE MOVIE. I FELT THAT I WAS IN INDIA WITHOUT BOARDING A PLANE. IT WAS TRUELY A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. [/font]

Karen Nutig
Karen Nutig

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