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Release Date:
11 May 2004 (USA) See more »
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The biggest gathering of people in the history of humanity
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Every 12 years over 70 million pilgrims gather at the meeting of India's holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna... See more » | Add synopsis »
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journey to India's spiritual neighborhood See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jasper Johal ... Himself
Justin Davis ... Himself
Swami Krishnanad ... Himself
Pilot Baba ... Himself
Yog Mata ... Herself
Dyan Summers ... Herself
Vanessa Ramos ... Herself
Ramarand Puri ... Himself
Silu Acharya ... Herself
Kali Baaba ... Himself

The Dalai Lama ... Himself

Directed by
Maurizio Benazzo 
Nick Day 
 
Produced by
Maurizio Benazzo .... co-producer
Nick Day .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bob Muller 
 
Cinematography by
Maurizio Benazzo 
Nick Day 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Day 
 
Sound Department
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Day .... additional cinematographer
 
Music Department
Duke Bojadziev .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
 

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USA:85 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
journey to India's spiritual neighborhood, 21 September 2005
Author: offmostwalls from United States

A glimpse into the biggest spiritual gathering on Earth in terms of numbers of participants. I came to the film as an eggheady Christian looking for common ground with other spiritual corners of the globe. Shortcut to Nirvana is a superb vehicle for such connection. As others have stated, Kumbh Mela is too vast a festival to be crammed into a nutshell, and the filmmakers have not tried to do so. What they give us is a warm, enthusiastic overview of a event that moves a wide variety of people to community and vitality in their quest for godly energy. This westerner felt moved and encouraged to see Hindus of widely differing practices, as well as the Dalai Lama, and all seekers who attended, peacefully embracing each other's humanity and expressing their faith or searching for understanding. Shortcut to Nirvana will not tell you all you never knew about the Hindu world, nor the other worlds it touches. It may well inspire you to seek more understanding about those realms.

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