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HAND OF FATE

USA, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Documentaries)

Director: Scott Morgan

Hand of Fate is a visually ravishing film portrait of six diverse individuals from across the globe, who have been given the gift and burden of being able into see the future. Told in their own words, their stories are at once exotic, intimate and shocking. From the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India, and the foothills of the Himalayas to downtown Manhattan, Hand of Fate takes the viewer on a hypnotic spiritual journey. Featuring songs by Tori Amos and a music score by Eric Rosse, this is a trip you won't forget.

"Produced by the same company that made Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi and Passion in the Desert this stunning documentary whisks us off to visually dazzling locations around the globe to create an ambience and mood that make our encounters with these amazing characters as striking and provocative as life itself. The resulting footage is enough to make anyone a believer."— Seattle Film Festival


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