David Sieveking, a German filmmaker, is making a documentary about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation. David traveled the world to film at a variety of sites.
David is seeking more old film footage of Maharishi. Please read David's call for footage below. Feel free to contact him directly if you can help.
Footage of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I am working on a documentary about TM and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (MMY).
Therefore I’m looking for historical accounts. I’m specially interested in early footage
from the 40ies or even before until the 80ies.
Here are some topics that could be covered by your footage:
- 1940ies - 50ies MMY in the service of Brahmanand Saraswati (Guru Dev)
- 1957 India, MMY founding the Spiritual Regeneration Movement
- 1968 Rishikesh, India, Beatles, Donovan, Mia Farrow etc. visiting MMY’s ashram
- 1970 Rishikesh, India, Teacher Training Course
- 1972-84 Seelisberg, Switzerland, MMY arriving in limousine or helicopter
- 1974 Seelisberg, Switzerland, Celebration of the Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment
- 1975 USA, Merv Griffin Show, guests: MMY & Clint Eastwood
- 1976 Switzerland, First Spring Festival of the Age of Enlightenment
- 1976 Seelisberg, Switzerland, Inauguration of the Government of the Age of
- 1977 USA, Merv Griffin Show, guests: MMY, Doug Henning & Burt Reynolds
- 1979 Seelisberg, celebration for National Day of Switzerland
- 1984-90 Maharishi Nagar, Delhi, India
- 1989 Maharishi Nagar, Delhi, India, Inauguration of the Year of Heaven on Earth
If anyone has usable footage of any kind (photographs, Super-8, 16mm, Video etc.)
and is holding the copyright of it (or thinks there is no copyright concern), please
contact me. We will find out if your material is interesting for my film and I will provide
you with more details about my project. Of course your footage would be licensed for
the film with an appropriate fee.
Please contact me under:
firstname.lastname@example.org or on my cell phone: +49 172 734 97 82.
Looking forward to hear from you!