Ganga: Ribbon of Life

Film on the pollution in the River Ganga and its effects on the communities that live along its bank. This film won the Green Panda at Wildscreen 2012.
 
Client: Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt, of India
Channel: National Geographic & Fox History
Direction/Camera: Anirban Dutta Gupta
Duration: 45 Minutes
Format: HDV PAL (Sony Z1 Footage)
Date: 2011
 

This film looks at the causes and consequences of pollution, both human and industrial in the River Ganga. It explores the deep religious and social link that Indians have with the Ganga and yet they remain oblivious to the ever increasing destruction of the very river they call the 'Mother' through pollution, water extraction, dam construction and other anthropogenic activities. This film has been highly acclaimed and has been screened on National Geographic and History Channel. The film won the prestigious Panda Award - known as the 'Green Oscar' - at Wildscreen 2012 and has been nominated for Vatavaran 2012 and IFFI 2012.

 

Upper reaches of the Ganga
Upper reaches of the Ganga
Ganga at Benaras
Ganga at Benaras
Ganga at Allahabad
Ganga at Allahabad
Ganga at Kanpur
Ganga at Kanpur
Ganga at Benaras
Ganga at Benaras
Ganga at Patna
Ganga at Patna
Ganga at Kolkata
Ganga at Kolkata
Ganga at the end of its journey
Ganga at the end of its journey
Ganga at Gangasagar
Ganga at Gangasagar
Enroute to Sundarban
Enroute to Sundarban
In Sundarban
In Sundarban
Going in search of honey
Going in search of honey
Masks to ward of tiger attack
Masks to ward of tiger attack
Shooting in Sundarban
Shooting in Sundarban
Devli village
Devli village
On the way to Gaumukh
On the way to Gaumukh
Himalayas
Himalayas
Production team in freezing cold
Production team in freezing cold
Himalayas
Himalayas
Wild sheep
Wild sheep
The entire team
The entire team