Holy (un)Holy River follows the world’s most revered and reviled rivers, the great Ganges River of India. The film’s directors, Jake Norton and Pete McBride, followed the river source-to-sea in 2013, documenting its intense beauty and struggles. The film tells the story of the River and all its dichotomies and complexities; a river that is revered by a billion people, depended upon by 500 million, and is at once a source of life and inspiration as well as death, pollution, and tragedy.

Directed by Jake Norton and Peter McBride.



Holy (Un)Holy River

2016 US 60 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Documentary
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans