Glide With Purity

Padang Galak, Bali, Indonesia Indonesia flag
Captured: 2018-07-30 ~ 2018-11-11
Published: 2018-11-11
Duration: 20:37

Introduction

Layang-layang is an ancient tradition of kite flying in Bali, Indonesia that inspires young and old to build kites that glide with purity in celebration of their Hindu god, Rare Angon. In this video we hear from participants of the layang-layang festivals that dominate weekends between July and October every year.

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 particiption.

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.

Credits

Producer

Tim Jules Hull

Featuring

Putu Saskia Candragita
Putu Nurhayati
Nyoman Adnyana

Introduction Music

Global T
by Virgil Howe

Music

Gamelan 01
by Banjar Dengin Peken
Gamelan 02
by Prt Bali

Transcript

Indosnesian
by Inriyani Takesan
Indosnesian
by Putu Nurhayati
Balinese
by Trishna Newson

Translation

Indosnesian
to English
by Inriyani Takesan
Balinese
to English
by Trishna Newson

Special Thanks

Kadek "Deck Sotto" Suprapta, Kadek Newson, Sarita Newson, Banjar Dengin Peken, Bali Layang-layang organisers

festivalbalikiteslayang layangrare angon
Parent Post: Layang-layang

Author

Tim Jules Hull
Games Explorer

Tim is a computer games developer turned games explorer, documenting indigenous games and sports as he travels around the world via motorcycle.