Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the mid-1970s, documentary filmmakers Lorne and Lawrence Blair ventured into Indonesia. They hoped that their decade-long spiritual journey would somehow result in a feature-length film that would accurately, and eloquently convey their experiences. The Blairs ended up with four films, which were released to television and theatres under the blanket title Ring of Fire--An Indonesian Odyssey. Each film, or "volume," depicts a single fascinating aspect of Indonesian life and customs. The four volumes include "Spice Island Saga," "Dance of the Warriors," "East of Java" and "Dream Wanderers of Borneo." The entire Ring of Fire saga is available in a 208-minute videotape set. They should not be confused with a trio of 1990s Johnny Wu kickboxing films, also titled Ring of Fire.
Indonesia, island, myth, ritual