Picks and Pans Review: Bali, Masterpiece of the Gods

updated 02/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Wed., Feb. 7, 8 P.M. ET)

B+

Richard Kiley narrates a look at the Indonesian island of Bali, its lush natural beauty and its intriguing culture. The Balinese are presented in this National Geographic special as an artistic and mystical people who celebrate an indigenous brand of Hinduism with riotously colorful pageantry. Watching spectacles like a village's mass cremation ritual—even on the tube—makes the spirit world seem very close.

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