Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

Kumbh Mela: Hand in Hand

Take a spiritual trip, through the largest gathering of people on Earth, in India's Kumbh Mela. A gathering of humanity so mammoth it can be seen from space.

India's elderly are increasing living in isolation in villages as young people move to cities for jobs and education. The Kumbh Mela - the largest gathering of humanity on earth - given them a break from loneliness. Apart from the usual spectacle of naked sadhus and millions who come to the festival to take a dip at the Ganges, nearly half a million elderly people camp on the banks of the river for one month to seek spiritual purity - the process is called Kalpawas and they are called Kalpawasis.

Gunga Sain

20th March - Wed - 16:45 Cinemateket
24th march - Sun - 19:00 Palads
30th March - Sat - 21:30 Cinemateket

Country: Denmark Year: 2019
Running Time: 4 min

The Open Window

Two young girls from a poor neighbourhood in Delhi experience the promise of the Internet in making their own choices for the future.

As India race to bring its entire population online, Deepa nad jaya - two young girls from a poor neighborhood in Delhi are introduced to the internet for the first time through an internet learning lab at their school.

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