Ian Shive Photography in conjunction with the interactive media division of Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. and Insight Editions, are proud to announce the beginning phase of principal photography on Healing Waters, a film that will document over the next several years one of our planets greatest environmental restoration efforts ever undertaken – the restoration of the Ganges River in India.
The Ganges is the second largest flowing river in the world, after the Amazon, and feeds life into the Indian subcontinent. Over the last several weeks, our crew has followed the Ganges from it’s start in the lower Himalayan Mountains in the Indo-Tibetan border region to New Delhi, where the river is almost unrecognizable from the pollution it encounters along it’s journey. Eventually flowing into Bangladesh and out to sea in the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges is a lifeline to one of the largest human populations on Earth…and one of the fastest growing populations.
In our first two weeks of filming, we not only explored the river and it’s natural sources, but also spoke to UNESCO scientists and leaders, spiritual guru’s and leading Indian political figures who understand the intense struggle and challenge it will be to bring the Ganges, and it’s tributary river the Jamuna, back to their full glory. While the story will last over many years, our first short video installment is in the works and we look forward to sharing it with you soon.