of beautiful sound.. color.. dance..ocean..forest..wild life. .. a
video you will view time after time. The poetry and 'space music'
will haunt you and memorable images take you to another plane of imagination.
Rama video is a beautiful sensual cine poem about a mythological sea
goddess, born to spend just one day on earth. She learns to use every
sense.. to see..to hear..to touch..to smell..and to taste.. and to
enjoy each to its fullest. She begins to experience emotion.. friendships
with her companions in nature.. the sea creatures.. wood creatures..
flowers and birds.
introduce her to life, love, fear, and death. These experiences are
complimented by eight original poems by Sugar Cain. The poems.. "Eternal".."Sun
God".."The Whale and the Ostrich".."Light".."Night Bird".."Twins".."Hermit"..and
"To Rama with Love". The 'space music' uses harp, bassoon, oboe, and
electronics..described by the press as "a tasteful cinematic tone
poem".Ted Nemeth, world renowned camera man created a new color photography
technique of filters to get the poetic pastel water-color softness
needed to tell the classic story of "RAMA". Mr.
Nemeth was nominated for academy awards.. won first prizes at Brussells..
Oberhausen.. and Venice Film Festivals..worked
for years on special effects for Radio City Music Hall in New York City
awarded and recognized by museums throughout the world. His black and
white "Finnegans Wake" was acclaimed a masterpiece."The ideas for 'RAMA'
emanated from a philosophy of life that had to be communicated" explains
Sugar Cain. .."First came the mood or essence..then the story". She
wished to carry the viewer into the remembered simplicity of being alive..
as..is a child when he if first observing life around him. The super
sensuality of one in tune with nature is brought to the audience from
The celestial music.. the rhythmic iambic poetry..the
patterns of movement and color.. the new technique of color 'mood' photography..
all are deliberately designed to transport the mind into a sea of universal
thought. The sea nymph lives with every breath in total dedication of
every cell.. one day on earth to experience all. The movement is dance-pantomime
choreographed as 'stylized naturalism'. The nymph moves, touches, even
listens as if a creature both mortal and divine. We are reminded of
the goddess Psyche. While 'RAMA' is not based on any mythological tale,
because of approach and subject matter, we feel as if we are watching
a Greek or Roman Classic. review by Tayler