Go Ganges!

from Multimedia Library Collection:
Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Kelley, J. J. Go Ganges! Brooklyn: Dudes on Media, 2012. HD, 83 min. https://youtu.be/BYH-E71pB64.

Two friends in a foreign land on a quest to travel the ultimate river. Television producers and adventure travelers Josh Thomas and J. J. Kelley test their skills on an epic adventure down India’s sacred river, the Ganges. Together they journey from the source glacier of the river in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, where it empties into the Indian Ocean. And they do it rather unconventionally—traveling on foot, cycle-rickshaw, rowboat and anything else that moves. Battling hardships unimaginable to most, the friends test their limits on the planet’s most populated, polluted and holy river. The adventurers provide a colorful testimony to the distress the river endures, and why it merits reprieve as an irreplaceable emblem. (Source: Dudes on Media)

© 2012 Dudes on Media. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact library@rcc.lmu.de.

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Further readings: 
  • Darian, Steven. The Ganges in Myth and History. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2010.
  • Markandya, A. and Murty, M. N. "Cost–Benefit Analysis of Cleaning the Ganges: Some Emerging Environment and Development Issues." Environment and Development Economics 1 (2004): 61–81.
  • Singh, Vipul."Gangetic Floods: Landscape Transformation, Embankments, and Clay Brick-Making." In: "Asian Environments: Connections across Borders, Landscapes, and Times," edited by Ursula Münster, Shiho Satsuka, and Gunnel Cederlöf. Special issue, RCC Perspectives 3 (2014): 23–28.