Every couple of years, Ram Nath leaves his fields and buffaloes to play the part of human sacrifice in a hitherto undocumented mysterious ritual of purification in the Himalayan Valley of Kullu, North India. During the ritual, Ram Nath transforms from a highland peasant into the master of ceremonies, a powerful redeemer who cuts holes (chidra) in the fabric of society, collecting sins into a cosmic trap that only he can operate. Chidra follows Ram Nath through the ritual, revealing how men, gods, and mediums handle the dangerous substance of actions (karma) at the frontier of the Hindu cultural sphere.
Director, cinematographer, editor: NADAV HAREL
Screenwriter: ARIK MORAN
Narrator: DAHLIA LYNN
Sound Design & Mix: ROTEM DROR
Associate producer: SHMULIK NAPARSTER
Producer: NADAV HAREL
Trailer by Kat Tolkovsky