KuliMela 2009 - Main Movie

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Rupa Schomaker

In the ancient Sanskrit language, Kuli refers to a member of a community. Mela means a festive gathering. Combined, "Kuli Mela" transforms into "a Celebration of Community."

The year 2009 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Gurukuli Reunion, an annual gathering of second-generation Hare Krishnas (known informally as Gurukulis, or Kulis).

Throughout this five-day festival, over one thousand Vaishnavas from around the world came together in an amazing cultural experience-called KulimeLA-to share, reflect, and appreciate what the Gurukulis have accomplished over the past 20 years.

This film offers a look at the events of the festival, including the performances at the Ford Theater, the many seminars, and the LA Rathayatra.