Hippie Masala

Spirituality, Asia, India
Ulrich Grossenbacher
94 minutes


*Official Selection Woodstock Film Festival
*Official Selection Miami International Film Festival
*Official Selection Munich International Documentary Film Festival
*Official Selection DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival
*Official Selection International Film Festival of India



In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed East in the search for enlightenment, free drugs or a 'pure' life. Indian peasants assumed that a severe drought in the West was the reason for their migration. India's holy men saw it, more accurately, as a search for spirituality. Most moved back to their home countries after a few months or years. Some stayed for good. HIPPIE MASALA shows ageing flower children who, after fleeing Western civilization, found a new home in India.



Ulrich Grossenbacher

Born 1958 in Langenthal. 1975 Basel Art School. Artist and restaurer until 1994. 1995-96 classes in film history and documentary film at Berne Art School. Freelance cameraman, camera assistant and filmmaker since 1996.


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