Yatra - the sacred journey

In this deeply immersive documentary short, we shadow thousands of travelers on a spiritual journey as they embark on the padayatra, a sacred pilgrimage through the jungles of Sri Lanka. In a country ravaged by years of civil war and simmering religious tensions, this annual event embodies the extremes of nature as well as the dichotomies of the human condition. The yatra is an ancient journey of persistence, of karma, and of awakening.

Filmed over the course of four years, Yatra is the first documentary to capture the essence of this ancient tradition, with stories told by the pilgrims themselves.