By the River

Stretching along the river Ganges rests Varanasi, the holiest of India’s seven sacred cities, and a place where devout Hindus go to die in hopes of achieving moksha – becoming liberated from the cycle of rebirth. Several so-called ‘death hotels’ exist to accommodate believers who abandon their lives and come here in wait for death – some for as long as 40 years.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Director: Dan Braga Ulvestad
Producer: Charu Menon
DOP: Caleb Ware

In association with Heckler
Executive Producers: Charu Menon, Jamie Watson, Will Alexander, Media StockadeFinanced in association with Screen Australia.Editor: Andrew Holmes
Colourist: Greg Constantaras
Assistant Editor: Adrian Maurici

Production Company (India): ShotReady Productions
Line Producer (India): Siddharth Bhavnani
Production Manager (India) Neha Gowda
Assistant Camera: Esteban Rivera
Original Music Score: Dustin Lau
Sound Design: Rubin Henkel & Nylon Studios
Re-Recording Mixer: Casimir von Oettingen


Genre: Documentary
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Length in minutes: 25
YEAR: 2021