While The World Sleeps

This beautiful video was filmed in Hardwar by Rishi Kaneria; the dialogue is a recording of Jawaharlal Nehru (which is a little hard to hear), and the music is by Hans Zimmer. The musical piece was originally used in Terrence Mallick’s The Thin Red Line, one of my favorite movies of all time. It is a rare movie that I always felt approached a level similar to mystical poetry, with meditations on life, death, love and war that we hear as the voiced-over, internal dialogues of the movie’s characters as they face sorrow, death and hardship:

Where is it that we were together? Who were you that I lived with? The brother. The friend. Darkness, light. Strife and love. Are they the workings of one mind? The features of the same face? Oh, my soul. Let me be in you now. Look out through my eyes. Look out at the things you made. All things shining.

While The World Sleeps from Rishi Kaneria on Vimeo.