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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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Beautiful film of an amazing once-in-a-lifetime event. 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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful film of an amazing once-in-a-lifetime event., 30 October 2004
Author: imdb-com-166 from Hood River, OR

This documentary takes you into the heart of the Kumbh Mela--a strangely beautiful festival in India. It's the next best thing to being there yourself.

The filmmakers do a good job of showing all aspects of the event (the good, the bad, and the ugly), without judging. They act only as observers and leave the viewer to draw their own conclusions.

Still, one can't help but come away with a feeling of hope for humanity. Some of the subjects appear to be "religious phonies", while others dispense sage words about life. But it's clear overall that most everyone there has a real desire for worldwide peace and unity--something that is sadly scarce in the modern world.

Highly recommended!

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