Film screening and Discussion - Moving Upstream: Ganga

Registrations are now open for the screening of 'Moving Upstream: Ganga’! Register here.

This documentary was filmed over 6 months on a 3,000 km walk along River Ganga in India by Siddharth Agarwal. It explores the idea of walking, people’s responses to a walking traveler in this fast paced era and an evolving relationship with the natural world.

Aimed at an urban audience that is largely disconnected from the realities of rural India, the film provides an unfiltered view into the thoughts and life of people living next to the river. The film amplifies voices and concerns of the riparian community - a severely under-represented section of society in India.

This documentary also successfully breaks out of the stereotypical mould of religion, religious centres and urban India into which the Ganga has been forcefully restricted through politics and popular media - much like the numerous dams on the river itself that hold back its true nature.

A modern day journey along an ancient river.

About the filmmakers -

Shridhar Sudhir: Shridhar is a graduate of M.Des (Film and Video Communication) at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Siddharth Agarwal: Siddharth has walked over 6,000sf kilometres across India, especially along rivers, trying to document and bring stories of marginalised people and the environment into the mainstream.

His organisation Veditum India Foundation (@veditum) hosts some of his work, along with efforts towards environmental research, documentation and accountability initiatives. The documentary Moving Upstream: Ganga is Siddharth’s brainchild, developed and created by him.

When: 5PM, Saturday, 3rd June 2023
Where: Bangalore International Centre, 7, 4th Main Road, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071.

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!