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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
Plot:
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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Beautifully crafted documentary 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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully crafted documentary, 27 November 2004
Author: sahuman from India

"Kumbh Mela: Short Cut to Nirvana" is a beautifully crafted documentary that details the organized chaos and curious piety surrounding the Kumbh Mela, an Indian religious festival held on 12-year intervals for the past two millennia. The most recent festival attracted an estimated 70 million people.

The documentary is handsomely photographed, beautifully edited, and constantly absorbing glimpse into a unique corner of the human experience. Western audiences may not understand everything they see in this film, but the film nonetheless makes for absorbing viewing and is highly recommended for anyone in search of a different answer to universal questions of faith and hope

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