Item Details

The Ganges River [electronic resource]: Sacred and Sullied

Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Rising from a Himalayan ice cave and emptying into the bay of Bengal, the Ganges River is sacred to Hindus as a purifying spirit-yet it currently suffers from pollution and neglect. This program follows the Ganges through various Indian cities, studying their relationship with the river and assessing its uncertain future. Beginning in Gangotri, the program profiles a photographer who has documented disturbing changes on the surrounding ice fields. Next comes Haridwar, situated on fertile flood plains-the breadbasket of India-and then Kanpur, a megacity of four million blanketed by industrial smog. The final stop is Varanasi, the most revered city in the Hindu world.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
52 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 03, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Sacred and sullied
Series
Rivers and Life: How Waterways Cradle and Confound Human Society
Rivers and Life
Contents
  • River of a Spiritual Nation (2:58)
  • Ganga Ma - River Goddess (1:28)
  • Gangotri - A Pilgammage (2:35)
  • Wandering Holy Men (1:46)
  • Spiritual Source (2:03)
  • Receding Glacier (1:55)
  • The River of Sustenance (1:31)
  • Haridwar - Purifying a People (1:49)
  • Religious Rituals (2:13)
  • Scientific Analysis (2:10)
  • Ganga Aarti (0:55)
  • River of Creation and Abundance (1:31)
  • Industrial Waste (1:42)
  • Fishing Poison (1:55)
  • Life is Hell (1:29)
  • Water-borne Disease (2:11)
  • A Heavy Price to Pay (1:56)
  • The Royal Bath (1:55)
  • Taking a Stand (1:29)
  • Varanasi, The Holiest City (2:19)
  • Hindu Funerals (3:20)
  • Floating Corpses (1:21)
  • Who is to Blame (1:34)
  • Monitoring Pollution Levels (1:33)
  • Clean-up Efforts (1:44)
  • Saving a River (1:45)
  • The Great Challenge (1:59)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
  • 40144s Films Media Group
  • 40146 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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