By Tom Landy
First published May 8, 2009
On June 2, E1 Entertainment and Alive Mind Media will release the
award-winning documentary "Hippie Masala" on DVD. The title was the
official selection at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2007.
In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed East to India
in the search of either enlightenment, free drugs or a 'pure' life.
Most moved back to their home countries after a few months or years
while some stayed for good. Cesare, an Italian expatriate, is still
there searching and striving for spiritual liberation through
back-breaking yoga. Hanspeter, a man originally from Switzerland,
runs a small farm in the Himalayas. Erica and Gillian, South African
twins, sew hippie handicrafts by day and party tirelessly at night.
HIPPIE MASALA is a fascinating chronicle about aging flower children
who, after fleeing Western civilization, found a new way of life in India.