2021 | India | Documentary

Moving Upstream: Ganga

  • Bengali, Hindi, English English 105 mins
  • Director | Shridhar Sudhir
  • Writer | Shridhar Sudhir, Siddharth Agarwal
  • Producer | Siddharth Agarwal

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The 'Moving Upstream: Ganga’ documentary was filmed over 6 months on a 3000km walk along River Ganga in India. This documentary explores the idea of walking, people’s responses to a walking traveler in this fast paced era and an evolving relationship with the natural world.

Aimed at an urban audience that is largely disconnected from the realities of rural India, the film provides an unfiltered view into the thoughts and life of people living next to the river. The film amplifies voices and concerns of the riparian community - a severely under represented section of society in India.

This documentary also successfully breaks out of the stereotypical mould of religion, religious centres and urban India into which the Ganga has been forcefully restricted through politics and popular media - much like the numerous dams on the river itself that hold back its true nature.

A modern day journey along an ancient river.

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