A documentary, directed by Silvia Ventayol and Nofre Moyà, about the Majorcan poet, mystic and translator Joan Mascaró i Fornés.
Production year: 2011
"Lamps of Fire" is a portrait on the unknown life and work of the Majorcan philologist, mystic and poet Joan Mascaró i Fornés, responsible for the translations from Sanskrit to English of the most important spiritual classics of the East such as the "Bhagavad Gita," the "Dhammapada," and of some of the major "Upanishads." Under the theme of «unity in diversity», Mascaró defended the need to establish a bridge of dialogue between civilizations. His ideas are still current in a world in conflict and crucial to understand the constant Western gaze on Eastern spirituality in the search of personal fulfillment.
Co-produced by Quindrop, the Balearic Islands Public Television IB3 and Joan Carles Martorell with the collaboration of the Catalonian Television TVC.
Directed by: Silvia Ventayol & Nofre Moyà | Script: Marta Hierro | Executive Producers: Pablo Azorin Williams, Magdalena Lopez-Baisson & Joan Carles Martorell | Photograpy: Javier Gonzalez | Editing: Alberto Jarabo | Graphics: Luis Ozonas | Music: Xisco Albéniz | Running time: 56 min | Format: HD