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A Poet's Childhood (Awakening to Consciousness) - Directed by Vibhas P A Kendzia, Elizabeth Martina


This documentary film details the creation of poems by Elizabeth Martina Bishop and how they link to the poet's biography.


Filmed in Dublin at Trinity College, an off-camera interview by Luke Daniel Holland introduces Elizabeth, born a poet. From childhood on she had astonishing insights into her talent for writing. This is a gem of a film which helps viewers understand the burgeoning of creative juices leading to poetic wit and an evocative outpouring uplifting viewers from all walks of life.




  • Vibhas P A Kendzia Director AWARD: Best Documentary Short - Platinum: Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque, NM, USA, AWARD OF MERIT: WRPN Women's International Film Festival - Nassau, DE, USA, AWARD: Best Short Documentary: Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival - Maple, On, Canada, AWARD OF RECOGNITION: Special Purpose Productions: Best Shorts Completion, USA, AWARD OF RECOGNITION: Accolade Global Film Competition: Short Film Festival - Toronto, Canada

  • Elizabeth Martina Bishop Director

  • Elizabeth Martina Bishop Writer Wrote over 70 books


  • Vibhas P A Kendzia Producer Musican, Film Editor, Publisher

  • Vibhas P A Kendzia Music

  • Vibhas P A Kendzia Editor

  • Elizabeth Martina Bishop Key Cast “Her-Self” AWAKENING TO SPIRIT - Inner Peace , To World Peace, Interviewer

Director Biography

Vibhas P A Kendzia, Elizabeth Martina Bishop

VIBHAS (Peter Alexander Kendzia) grew up in West Germany and studied piano and flute from the age of five. He had the privilege to study Flute with Rolf Bissinger, flutist for the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra, and Piano with Matitjahu Kellig, well known for his Mozart interpretations. Studies in Latin percussion and traditional instruments from many countries were all influential in his creation of original world music, melting genres from East to West.

Vibhas studied Music-Therapy in Cologne and Raststadt at the “Family Therapy Center Odenwald” Germany. He composed and recorded music for educational children shows and worked as sound editor for “Stein Video Production” and the Public TV Station “Hessen3” in Frankfurt Germany.

His work and personal curiosity brought him to India where he was introduced to meditation, and to the beautiful classical sounds of the Bansuri. He met and studied with world famous flutist Pundit Hari Prasad Chaurasia.

In 1997 Vibhas visited Sedona AZ where he first heard the haunting sounds of the Navajo flute. Playing these traditional native flutes around the Southwest for the last 20 years has brought him much praise from the local Native American population, who are fascinated by his intimate feeling for this ancient instrument.

Drawing on his background as a sound editor for TV productions he founded his company “Music from the Garden,” Recording-Studio, Music & Film Productions and Entertainment. He recorded with international Therapists guided exercises and meditations with his original music. You can find his music in movies, on Yoga-DVD’s and on web-pages.

Film Festivals

Official Selections and Awards for "AWAKENING TO SPIRIT"

AWARD: Best Documentary Short - Platinum: Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque, NM, USA AWARD OF MERIT: WRPN Women's International Film Festival - Nassau, DE, USA AWARD: Best Short Documentary: Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival - Maple, On, Canada AWARD OF RECOGNITION: Special Purpose Productions: Best Shorts Completion AWARD: Best of Show: Docs Without Borders Film Festival - Nassau, DE, USA AWARD OF RECOGNITION: Accolade Global Film Competition: Short Film Festival - Toronto, Canada SEMI FINALIST: Cyrus International Festival of Toronto - Toronto, Canada SEMI FINALIST: IndieX Film Fest - Los Angeles, CA, USA SEMI FINALIST: Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque , CNM Official Selection: Love Wins Film Festival, Roslyn, New York, USA Nov 2020 Official Selection: Gallup Film Festival, Gallup, NM, USA Official Selection: Best Shorts Competition - La Jolla, CA, USA Official Selection: Arizona Short Film Festival Official Selection: Santa Barbara International Film Festival, SB, CA Official Selection: Toronto Film Channel Festival, Canada Official Selection: Chicago Indie Film Awards, Chicago, IL, USA Official Selection: Miami Independent Film Festival, Miami, FL, USA Official Selection: World London Film Festival, London, UK

Film and Video Graphy:

Director, Camera, Film and Sound Editor, Musician: Documentaries:

2020 - AWAKENING TO SPIRIT - Inner Peace To World Peace – A Documentary of Artist, Poet and Labyrinth Worker Sandra Wasko-Flood, Filmed on locations in AZ, NM and DC (55 min, 45 min, 35 min).

2019 - A Poet's Childhood - Awakening to Consciousness - Elizabeth Martina Bishop Interviewed by Luke Daniel Holland, Filmed at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (25 min).

2017 - The Secret Lives of Writers - Part 1 and Part 2 Entering the Circle - Feature Documentary - Elizabeth Martina Bishop, PhD: Talks to Vida Penezic, PhD with and about paintings by Relja Penezic, Music and Video Editing by Vibhas Kendzia, Sedona, AZ, USA (1 hour 20 min).

2013 - Walking the Waking Dream - Dance, Art and Poetry Film and DVD by Elizabeth Martina Bishop, Anugito ten Voorde, Rolf Maeder, Sound and Music by Vibhas Kendzia, Sedona, AZ, USA (22 min). Short Films and Music & Poetry Videos:

2015 - Ladies On The Rocks - Dancing in Beauty - Marquette MI

2014 - Poems for the Gray Wolf - Elizabeth Martina Bishop, Sedona, AZ, USA.

2014 - Pagoda Magic - Poetry, Music & Cherry Blossoms at Yoshino Mountains, Japan.

2014 - Poems for the Gray Wolf - Poetry by Elizabeth Martina Bishop, Sedona, AZ, USA.

2010 - Cherry Blossoms - From Healing Concert - Osaka, Japan

2009 - West Fork in Winter - romantic Piano music by Vibhas

2007 - The Heaters - Live from "The Viper Room" in LA. Director, Camera and editing by Vibhas Kendzia.

Discography and CD-Productions by Vibhas Kendzia: Vibhas Kendzia CD's: USA

2001 “Light On The Path” - INSTRUMENTAL

2003 “Longing” - INSTRUMENTAL - Native East and West Indian Flutes.

2004 “Flowers Of The Dawn”, Prasado Kendzia (voice), Vibhas Kendzia (Flute, Piano.

2012 "Viva Vibhas" - INSTRUMENTAL

2018 "Meditation with Sound Bowls" - MEDITATION - by Karen Simcik and Vibhas.

2019 "Echo from the other Shore" - INSTRUMENTAL Mediation CD's by Leela Lovegarden, Prasad David Wandres, Alvina Wandres, in English, German, Italian and Japanese language:

2000-2013 Over 40 meditations with Vibhas' original music.

Japan:

2003-2006 “Chakra Suite Vol. 1,2,3” meditations by Komala Uta Rhode with Music by Vibhas Kendzia, 7 CD's.

2004 "Aura-Soma Color Meditations" & "Rainbow Color Meditations" Meditation based on Aura-soma color and oils, Etsuko Muto.


Director Statement

"Music, Photography and Film is my Life, Love and Meditation. When composing, filming or photographing, I follow my instincts and my longing for a deeper meaning, looking for the light shining through from the beyond. When I am playing my songs or editing a film, the melodies, stories and ideas keep on changing, realizing that they having a life of its own. I am never playing the same song the same way. How could I? In all of my music, film and photos, you can find the silence from within. They are playful and relaxing, because to me, sound, form, light and shadow are stepping stones on the journey to the center. There is a nonverbal magic that is transmitted through the scenes, words and melodies, giving them space, so the watcher can feel the gaps and catch a glimpse of the beyond which is felt deep within."

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