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Sylvie Bantle,Born in 1955, writer and filmmaker from Munich, now lives mainly in Kerala/South India. Traveled through Europe as a teenager, overland to India in 1977 and further and further around the globe – Southeast Asia, Africa, America, the Pacific. Between extensive trips - with a special interest in ancient cultures, indigenous peoples, wilderness - freelance fashion and costume artist for theater, film, drag shows, magicians, women, men and VIPs. From 1997 book publications.

Film readings, performances, literary dance theater »menach«. 2004 Beginning of the »Brandloch« project in the Seidlvilla, Munich. Since 2007 the BrandlochFest in May in/around Munich with literary performances, films and talks. www.brandloch-projekt.de


Brandloch was part of the stage program "Bridges to Democracy" on the square of the victims of National Socialism, 850th anniversary,  Altstadtringfest, Munich.

From 1998 films in collaboration with husband Alexander Devasia, painter from Kerala/South India. Participation in international film festivals. 2000 Bronze Award in Tokyo for the documentary »Mortuary-Joseph«.

December 21, 2012 Opening of the joint cultural projectSylviander House - Eco Homestay & Art Museumin Kerala: www.sylvianderhouse.com Cooperations & activities: www.cspa.in,www.friendsoftibet.org

As a freelance writer, I take the liberty of making some of my work available to the public for free download.

BOOKS_PRINT

The luck of fools - an Indian milieu study 

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ (1997, Melina Verlag) 

"One minute!" – short stories from India with pictures by Alexander Devasia 

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ (2000, Melina Verlag) 

The Search for the Dancing God – Kerala's last shaman

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ (2006, Ullstein Verlag) 

Nothing going on in Punnapra      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf its 58d_bad5cf)

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ (2008, Shaker Media Verlag) 

The Burn Hole Project

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ (anthology; author/editor with Bernhard Horwatitsch;

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ 2013, Andreas Mascha Verlag)

India as we see it

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ (anthology; 2013, Drachenmond Verlag)

dream awake, novel

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ (2021, Andreas Mascha Verlag)

            www.AndreasMascha.de/Verlag/NeuePerspektiven.html

MOVIES 

DocFilmTrilogy:

TOTEN-JOSEPH / MORTUARY-JOSEPH

          (1999, 33 Min ., German/English/Malayalam, 2000 BRONZE AWARD in Tokyo)

SANTHI BHAVAN– House of Peace

          (2001, 98 Min ./50 min., German/English/Malayalam)

CHAKARA

          (2001, 34 Min ., German/English/Malayalam)

documentaries

THE SEARCH FOR THE DANCING GOD… Kerala's last shaman

       (Dokfilm, 2007, 103 Min., Deutsch/Malayalam)

SEARCHING FOR THE DANCING GOD… Kerala's last Shaman

          (Docfilm, 2007, English/Malayalam 99 mins)

THE BURN HOLE

          (2008, 88 Min ., German)

 

film reading

THE SEARCH FOR THE DANCING GOD… Kerala's last shaman

     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136_bad5cf58d, (90 Mins)

NOTHING TO DO IN PUNNAPRA

          (2008, 40 Min .)

THE LUCK OF FOOLS

          (2011, 60 Min .)

 

short films

NEWSPAPER TO TEA

          (2003, 20 Min ., German – domestic violence issue)

MORNING PAPER AND TEA

          (2003, 20 min ., English – About violence at home)

RAIN

          (2005, 6 Min ., on the »rain« exhibition by Alexander Devasia, Bombay)

 

video collage

FACES – DESTINIES

          (2007, 37 Min ., for the 1st and 2nd BrandlochFest, Munich)

          (2008, 50 Min ., for the 850th anniversary, Altstadtringfest, Munich)

 

DANCE THEATER

"Menach"- a danced story through the human time

(unfortunately only visible outside of Germany on YouTube)

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