The Eye Above The Well

The Eye Above The Well


A poetic depiction of life and ritual in the south Indian state of Kerala. We see how knowledge is passed down from generation to generation: within the family, through the village economy, and especially from teachers to students. Performance footage shows how song, dance, martial arts, and religion constitute the building blocks of a culture.

Special Features

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- The Unanswered Question (1986, 17 mins)
- On Animal Locomotion (1994, 120 mins)

Technical Specs

Director: Johan van der Keuken
Year: 1988
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Duration: 90 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: E
Alternate Title: Het Oog Boven De Pu