By the River (2019)

  • 25min
  • Dan Braga Ulvestad
  • Australia, India
  • 2019

All short films in the festival are free thanks to Chorus.

Stretching along the river Ganges rests Varanasi, the holiest of India’s seven sacred cities, and a place where devout Hindus go to die in hopes of achieving moksha - becoming liberated from the cycle of rebirth. Several so-called ‘death hotels’ exist to accommodate believers who abandon their lives and come here in wait for death - some for as long as 40 years.

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