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Saturday Sat, 20 Jul 2024 6:30 pm — 8:15 pm
Free Entry on a First Come First Served basis on RSVP and availability.

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Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

2022 | 88 mins | English | India

The film is about what used to be a little-known event until the 1980s but which has now become the single largest annual pilgrimage in India: The Kanwar Yatra.

The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Shiva in which devotees, known as kanwariyas, fill water from the river Ganga and carry it back to their hometowns for libations.

The film looks at not just the religious and cultural aspects of the Yatra but also its socio-economic impact and the environmental issues attached to it (for instance, the state of the Ganga).

The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with Director, Kunal Vohra. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

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Kunal Vohra

Filmmaker

Kunal Vohra is an independent filmmaker and has made films about issues like the environment, climate change, e-waste, human trafficking, AIDS, animal rights, pediatric cancer, TB, smoking etc. His documentary, The Plastic Cow, 2012 was part of a successful PIL (Public Interest Litigation) in the Supreme Court, seeking a complete ban on single use plastic bags as an environmental and animal rights issue.