Samadhi, which means death in Hindi, refers to the “virtual death” experienced by yogis when they enter a state of suspended animation. These men and women from the Himalayas can be buried alive, enclosed in airtight glass blocks or remain underwater for days on end. Even without air, water, food or the ability to move – and while enduring extreme temperatures – the yogis emerge unscathed. Director/writer/photographer/producer team Andre and Jessica Vaillancourt had the privilege to be invited to film the Samadhi event at a Kumbh Mela gathering. This DVD is the first comprehensive documentary produced on the subject of Samadhi. It delves into the true mechanics of life itself and challenges the boundaries of our pre-existing concepts. Filmed in Dewas, Nainital and Allahabad in India and in Berkeley, CA, this film is an intimate look at an ancient, secret practice that is now being revealed. 95 minutes.