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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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Breathtaking-a stunning film that affects the heart and mind 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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Breathtaking-a stunning film that affects the heart and mind, 5 December 2004
Author: Ari Taub from USA

This is a must see film for those who are curious about how other people on this planet live and celebrate.

A spectacular assault on the mind, eyes and ears. Nick Day and Maurizio Benazzo take us on a personal journey where we meet yogis, gurus, charlatans and the millions who come out to celebrate a pilgrimage that takes place only once every seven years. Day and Benazzo bring us to the hearts and minds of this curious celebration and we are left both stunned, overwhelmed, and wanting more. I found the film profoundly moving in that it showed the daily ups and downs of people who we didn't dream existed, and I was able to connect to their stories in a most basic sense of terms.

Go see this film when it opens in a theater near you.

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