‘Moving Upstream: Ganga’ has been awarded the ‘Cinema of Resistance’ Award at SIGNS Film Festival, Kerala, 2021
‘Moving Upstream: Ganga’ has been curated to be part of the South Asia Foreground Showcase on Labocine.
‘Moving Upstream: Ganga’ is an official selection at the 18th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, July 2021.
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This documentary, filmed on a walk along River Ganga, is part of Veditum India Foundation’s Moving Upstream project. The walk took place between June 2016 and April 2017, starting from Ganga Sagar in West Bengal and finishing at Gangotri in Uttarakhand.
Initiated with an intention to document the river and life of the riparian community of River Ganga, the project attempts to amplify the voices and concerns of the river people, woven together through the medium of the walk.
The documentary film will now take centerstage in Veditum’s continued advocacy and educational efforts on issues related to rivers of India.
This project would not have been possible without the generous support of hundreds of friends, strangers & partners who supported our crowdfunding campaigns and shared their knowledge, resources and connections. But most of all, it is the people of the river who really made this film possible with their stories and who provided food, shelter and warmth without hesitation.
Director, Editor, Camera
Producer, Executive Producer, Camera
A Bhaskar Rao
Sound Design & Music
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