Woodstock Film Festival
Miami International Film Festival
Munich International Documentary Film Festival
DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival
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.
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.