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Thu Oct 26, 2017, 05:08 PM

Powerful and strange documentary.

I'm in Germany this evening, and in my hotel, looking for something in English, I came across a documentary by Sue Perkins.

It's the Indian city where funeral pyres are started.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/sue-perkins-ganges

I'm not sure one can see it on line or not, but it's a remarkable film

I'm not sure if it's available on line, but it is fascinating, the spiritual importance of the river vs its environmental stress.

The biggest concern in one village is that women are required to not urinate or defecate until dark, and then must do so in the fields, where they can be assaulted or bit by snakes, scorpions.

Told gently with great respect.

We don't have television like this in the US.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 05:30 PM

1. Thanks for pointing to this documentary.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 09:47 PM

2. I found the show, but couldn't get it to play in the US



Netflix carries alot of BBC series...and I also find alot of BBC series on YouTube (of course they're usually a few years old)

There is a six part BBC series, "The Story of India", which is very well done.

There was also a documentary (not BBC) called, "Children of the Pyre"..about kids who work at Varanasi.

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Thu Oct 26, 2017, 09:57 PM

3. Sounds fascinating. Will try to locate it. Thanks!

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