Thursday 4th of Novembrer, 12:00h
Director: Antonio Rodrigo
Beyond the environmental problems faced by the Ganges River in the social context of India, the Goddess Ganga represents the course of life in Hinduism. According to mythology, Ganga descended from heaven in order to save and purify her people by crossing what represents a social and political artery for the country. But what lies beyond the course of the river? Past, present and the struggle for survival are intertwined in this documentary that takes a cosmological look at the mysteries and controversies facing one of the oldest rivers on the planet.
Antonio Rodrigo is a documentary filmmaker and founder of Nomadocs. A traveler and explorer of stories, he defines himself as a craftsman of social cinema. His first short film El Sentir desde Afuera was internationally awarded and selected to represent Spain at the Biennial of Young Artists of the Mediterranean held in Skopje in 2008. After some TV publications and more than 12 years of experience in the social documentary sector working for IFC, World Bank, GlobalCad and other organizations, he decided to become independent and founded Nomadocs with the idea of using his work as a tool for education and social awareness.