GARUDA: I Made Ada Bali's Master Wood Carver
The master woodcarvers of Bali are striving to keep their unique craft alive for the next generation.
I Made Ada is a master wood carver from the renowned woodcarving village Pakudui near Tegalalang, Ubud, Bali.
In his time he has met some of the most powerful men in the world from President Regan to Vladimir Putin, but now he reflects on his illustrious career and thinks about the next generation of wood carvers.
Made specializes in exquisitely hand carved sculptures and three-dimensional paneling from the best woods available in Asia.
From his home in Pakudui, Made personally supervises and instructs some of the best carvers in Bali.
Of the work sculpted here, Made is best known for his Garudas and traditional panel work.
I shot this film whilst living in Bali for 6 months in 2016 between Ubud and Canggu. This was my first time visiting the island and Garuda was the third of 4 films I shot during my time there. Made Ada was a great, lively and charismatic character who I’ve been back to visit several times since. I’d reccomend that anyone who goes to Bali should go visit his museum, not just for all his great creations but to meet this amazing man himself!
Awards, STATS & PRESS
WINNER AMORGOS FILM FESTIVAL 2017
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