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Last Hippie Standing (DVD)

by Marcus Robbin



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In the late sixties and early seventies all these young people in their twenties decided that they had to go to India. It was so magical, it was so mystical, it was so spiritual. So people from all over the world, from Europe, from South America, the United States and Japan all of a sudden decided that this was the place we had to be. And so we all just went.» Swami William

Three characters are sufficient to trigger a cascade of associations: Goa. This term stands for a very particular style of music, for a very particular style of party, for a very particular style of clothing. All together, it stands for a lifestyle. Even for those who have never been to the palm-lined beaches of the Indian state Goa, where it all begun. Why? Well, obviously quite some things have evolved since first hippies and dropouts took resident at this place in the late sixties. Exactly this evolution was the inspiration for the popular documentary Last Hippie Standing: Goa Is Not A Place – Goa Is A State Of Mind which has just been re-released in a new edition on Merlins Nose Records.

The independent 45-minute documentation was the debut of German film-maker Marcus Robbin. His idea: A comparison of the original hippie movement and the modern Psychedelic Trance scene. For this purpose, he presented historic Super8 footage beside own material, which he shot in Goa around New Year’s Eve 1999. Impressing pictures that truly speak for themselves... Additionally, he conducted interviews, among others with the veterans Swami William and Goa Gil. They give interesting insights and perspectives about the ideals and the attitude of the hippies and how it evolved and transformed over the years. Last Hippie Standing tells the story of a contradictory evolution that includes Indian spirituality, Western philosophy but also technology and globalization. (~by Roberdo for Mushroom Magazine)

visit the official homepage: www.lasthippiestanding.de


released September 5, 2011


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