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