Gateway to the Ganges

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. The beauty of nature and the Hindu ceremonies contrasted with the poverty and suffering on the streets. Filmmaker Brandon Li says the people he met had a high-spirited resilience that seemed to stem from surviving and maintaining their devotion through a challenging life.