Glide With Purity
In this video participants of Layang-layang festivals in Bali, collaborate to build and fly their kites in honour of their Balinese Hindu god, Rare Angon.
This video was made possible with the gracious assistance of Kadek "Deck Sotto" Suprapta, who introduced me to his banjar Dengin Peken and their enormous, in fact largest kite in Indoensia, whilst it was being prepared for its 2018 flight.
Putu Nurhayati became my main contact with kite festivals and teams throughout the season and introduced me to her own unique women's team of Bali.
Her interview is inspiring for all those women who would like to take part and grow women's involvement in the sport, including her daughter Putu Saskia Candragita.
At the very end of my stay in Bali I was lucky enough to meet a venerable and most celebrated organiser of international kite festivals, Nyoman Adnyana, who graced me with his positive outlook on life through the participation of the festivals and the overall notion of self improvement through kite flying.
I am so thankful for all the support and enthusiasm that all the kite teams showed me during the festivals, constantly offering me food and much needed refreshments under hours of baking hot sun, without which I might have had another dehydration crisis.
Tim Jules Hull
Putu Saskia Candragita Putu Nurhayati Nyoman Adnyana
Banjar Dengin Peken Gamelan 02
Inriyani Takesan Indosnesian
Putu Nurhayati Balinese
Inriyani Takesan Balinese to English
Kadek "Deck Sotto" Suprapta Kadek Newson Sarita Newson Banjar Dengin Peken Bali Layang-layang organisers