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“Varanasi – Where Time Stops”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Nitin Das (2015)

“Varanasi – Where Time Stops” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nitin Das.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Nitin Das

Music by:  Chris Zabriskie (“The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan”)

Narrated by:  Jasleen Bhalla

Varanasi Where Life and Death Meet Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Nitin Das

“Varanasi is one of India’s oldest cities. It’s a city where time appears to stand still. A place considered as the spiritual capital of India. Watch this 2 minute film to catch the essence of life and death in Varanasi.”

“When Life and Death Meet” by Nitin Das 

When Life and Death meet,
they seldom greet

Life is surprised
Death has arrived

While Death complains, Life is late
and made him wait

Time stands still, to watch the show
He reminds them, what they already know

The illusion my friends, is in my flow
For some I move fast, for some I go slow

Like the river runs to meet the sea,
You two are meant to be, since eternity

In that moment, they see the light
A gentle embrace, ends their fight

Life and Death like lovers become one
and Time proceeds to turn.

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“Gateway To The Ganges”: A Cinematic Short Film In Northern India Directed By Brandon Li (2015)

“Gateway To The Ganges”: A Cinematic Short Film In Northern India Directed By Brandon Li.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Brandon Li

Music Composed by:  Anamóg (“We Wish It Was Never Light”)

Gateway to the Ganges cinematic short film in Northern India directed by Brandon Li 2015

Filmmaker Brandon Li
Filmmaker Brandon Li

“Daily life in the Indian holy cities of Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Devprayag. This region lies in the foothills of the Himalayas where the Ganges River descends from the mountains. I visited not knowing what to expect, and I was both awed and saddened by the experience. The beauty of nature and the Hindu ceremonies contrasted with the poverty and suffering on the streets. The people I met had a high-spirited resilience that seemed to stem from surviving and maintaining their devotion through a challenging life.”

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