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Winter/spring 2009
March 24

Best of Black Cat
At Roberts Creek Hall

Ganga Ma: A Pilgrimage to the Source

USA 2001, 58 min., doc

Ganga Ma: A Pilgrimage to the Source

From the mouth of the Ganges river to the Bay of Bengal to the Himalayan glaciers, Ganga Ma follows the holiest pilgrimage of the Hindus and shows a vivid and insightful vision of India, as seen through the eyes of a pilgrim, with striking images of festivals, funeral ceremonies, art and the daily life of the ancient culture thriving along the banks of the River.

Jaisalmer Ayo! Gateway of the Gypsies

USA 2004, 54 min., doc

Jaisalmer Ayo! Gateway of the Gypsies

Shot in remote areas of Rajasthan’s Thar desert, in northwest India, Jaisalmer Ayo! captures the lives and journeys of vanishing nomadic communities. Filmmakers follow the castes of Bhopas (storytellers), Jogis (snake charmers), Kalbelyas (dancers), Banjaras (salt-traders), Gadolya Lohars (blacksmiths) and Manganiars (musicians) who move from village to village in their struggle for survival.

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