A guru followed by eight disciples is making a pilgrimage to Varanasi. In order to reach the sacred city, they must cross a treacherous river. The film represents a collaborative attempt to creatively safeguard this ancient Indian folktale with the local people of Varanasi. It is an ethno-fiction experiment that retells the folktale through a live performance on the banks of river Ganga; therefore, one can hear the occasional sounds of boats passing and people taking baths or washing their clothes in the river. After multiple local screenings, the film premiered internationally in 2016 at the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Conference in Milan, Italy.

SYNOPSIS

A guru followed by 8 disciples is making a pilgrimage to Kashi. In order to reach the sacred city, they must cross a treacherous river. The film is based on an Indian folktale.

SCREENINGS:

July 21st, 2016 – European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) 2016 in Milan, Italy.

September 21st, 2015 – The Noida NCR Learning City UnConference

June 28th, 2015 – Shamiana Film Club | Lodhi – The Garden Restaurant, New Delhi.

CREW:

Gaurav Prakash
Vivek Singh
Md Sikander
Udit Krishna
Arun K. Kiran
Piyush Kumar
Ravikant Kumar
Ashfaque Ahmad
Pushkar Tripathi
Abhishek Pandey
Abhishek Sengar
Hiba Farheen
Rajat Nayyar

An Espírito Kashi film.

Directed by Rajat Nayyar

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