• 7.3 10
  • 2017
  • 24min
  • Original Title: Bijli Chamke Jamna Paar (1962)

In this beautifully photographed documentary, the inhabitants that live on the banks of an Indian river show us their profound relationship with its waters.


AWARDS: Best Documentary, Best Editor. National Documentary Short Film Festival of Thrissur

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Cut.In Student Film Festival/ Urban Lens Film Festival

Jamnapaar. The life around a river in India

Mounted on a humble wooden raft, an old man picks up the debris floating in the calm water of a river in India.

Like many of his native neighbors, the old man has always had a special relationship with this watercourse.

This documentary reveals how old and new generations still relate to this river as a source of life despite its delicate state of contamination.

Production Companies

Abhinava Bhattacharyya

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