THE LOST PEOPLE OF THE GANGES

LES ÉGARÉS DU GANGE

By Nicolas AUTHEMAN

LES POISSONS VOLANTS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

In India during the Kumbh Mela, many people come to disappear, lost or abandoned. The film tells the amazing tale of these lost people and those who have helped them.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Nicolas AUTHEMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Nicolas AUTHEMAN, Nicolas ORSINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Sophie GOUPIL (Les Poissons Volants)
    • Synopsis
    • During the Kumbh Mela, a huge religious event, many people come to disappear, lost or abandoned. Part of these vanishing are temporary: lacking any means of communication, many pilgrims coming to bathe themselves in the Ganges get lost in the crowd and try for days, say weeks, to get in reach of their families in order to get back home. Part of these vanishing are voluntary: mostly composed of old women and newborns, entire groups of beings are purposely abandoned by their families on the stony stairs leading to the river banks.
      “The Lost people of the Ganges” present a reverse angle India, far away from classical pictures of a colored and spiritual land. The film shows characters with endearing stories, throughout the amazing tale of these lost people and those who have helped them.
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