Living River

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Living River
July 29, 2012
Showtimes (change daily)
Sunday, July 29 at 4pm

Real-to-Reel: Documentary Film Series
Sponsored by Stuart & Ginger Polisner

Special one-time screening of the award-winning environmental documentary about India’s sacred Ganges River

In Person: Filmmaker VINIT PARMAR,
and music score composer PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS
Q+A, followed by Wine and Cheese Reception  

Buy Tickets$10 Members / $15 Public (includes reception)
Tickets also available by calling 800-838-3006, or at CAC Box Office

The Ganges River nourishes the soul and washes away sins of millions who bathe in the river and drink from it. But what happens when the river is polluted? How has a holy river become unholy by those who use it? The Ganges, the iconic river of India supports 400 million people everyday. Volunteers clean the river only to find the river is still polluted. This is their story, following the journey of hope to the death and cancers that follow, revealing a controversy riddled with denials, disbelief, and damage: 25 years of delays and excuses that pollute the river and choke the nation. What is the price of saving the Ganges or the 5,000-year old culture it supports? (2011, USA/India, 59 min, color, Blu-ray / Director: Vinit Parmar)

California Film Awards, Diamond Winner in Documentary Category
Oregon Film Awards, Gold Level Award in Documentary Category
Mountain Film Awards, Sir Edmund Hillary Award in Documentary Category
Montana CINE International Film Festival, Award for 2nd Place Winner in Best Water Documentary Category
Chashama Film Festival, NYC, Award: Best Environment Film
Las Vegas International Film Festival, Golden Ace Award