Capítulo 1

The hidden messages
of Ganga

PROYECTO

– ACROSS THE RIVER

Across the Rivers is an educational project through documentary films, global stories about the most emblematic rivers on this planet.

The project wants to inspire and motivate society to participate more actively and consciously on the way to create a sustainable world, to invite to think over the role of human beings in this story. The goal of Across the Rivers is to tell stories in an informative and educational way through a documentary films serie. Show the the life over the rivers, and as transversal axis, to work in areas about environment, education, the empowerment of women, music or spirituality among others.

“The idea was born to promote awareness about the environment situation, especially through the rivers where life is created, social, cultural and economic development growth of the world.”

The project comes from the hand of filmmaker Antonio Rodrigo in 2016 when he decides to undertake an exciting trip to India through the Ganges with the support of Miguel Hernández and the association Viento Norte Sur, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to organizing trips, volunteer activities and development cooperation. From this collaboration will be born a documentary and a responsible tourism route in order to know the culture of the country around the Ganges. Thanks to the help of other participants and collaborators such as Pedro J. Saavedra, art director and designer responsible for giving AR the image and approach to the public and Maria Jose Dominguez responsible for production at Nomadocs Films, the project continues its course across the rivers.

– THE DOCUMENTARY

EPISODE I

The main structure of Across the Rivers is developed based on the chapters that will approach our selected rivers where The Hidden Message of Ganga is the first chapter of the saga.

SINOPSIS

Beyond the environmental problems facing the Ganges River in the social context of India,
the Goddess Ganga represents the course of life. In Hinduism, according mythology, she descended from the sky in order to save and purify its people crossing what symbolizes a social and political artery for the country. But what is there beyond the course of the River? Past, present and the struggle for survival are intertwined in this documentary that travels cosmologically through mysteries and controversy facing one of the oldest rivers on the planet.

“Our commitment is to generate a social movement beyond the educational project, create spaces to promote collective awareness”

DOSSIER

If you want to know more about our initiative you can download our dossier to know more about the project…

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ANTONIO RODRIGO

Is documentary films director and founder of Across the Rivers, traveler, explorer, is defined as a handmaker of social cinema. His first short film “El Sentir desde Afuera” is internationally awarded and selected as a representation of Spain at the Biennial of Young Artists of the Mediterranean celebrated in Skopje in 2008. After some TV publications and more than 10 years of experience in the social documentary sector working for IFC , World Bank, GlobalCad and other organizations, finally has decided to become independent and create Nomadocs with the goal to using their work as an educational tool and promote social awareness.

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MIGUERL HERNÁNDEZ

Industrial Engineer and Telecommunications Engineer by the UPCT and UCAM respectively. A traveler with more than 30 countries behind him. He changed the world of engineering and education for international cooperation after a longtime working on all kinds of social projects around the world. He currently holds the position of president of the entity Viento Norte Sur, acting as coordinator of projects and activities. Across the Rivers is a new vision for Miguel. The objective is no longer focused on the people of the countries where VNS collaborates, but on the “developed” countries. Education for people in the first world to cooperate with the “third world”. This is the motivation that led Miguel Hdez to collaborate with AR since its inception.

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– CONTEXT

The fact that all living beings depend on the existence of water gives us a pattern to perceive its vital importance.

Water promotes or disincentives the economic growth and social development of a region, affecting the patterns of life and the culture of its inhabitants. Water has always been an indispensable factor for the development of different civilizations.

At the moment the situation of the rivers in the world symbolizes the crisis of the fresh water that has afflicted our planet for many years. A WWF document shows that the world’s leading water suppliers are “dying” as a result of climate change, pollution and dams.

How ever, there are initiatives and social movements who preserve a sustainable lifestyle and represents an example to follow with the environment situation.

“Water is a key element to guarantee the survival and development of human, animal and vegetable life.”
-Theophartus Bombast von Hehnheim.

– COOPERATE

Would you like to collaborate with our project? We are looking for finance support and creating a crowdfunding, people or organizations interested in collaborate with Across the Rivers.
How? You can do it through the following options:


1º DONATION. Choose a fee to collaborate and Across the Rivers team will reward you with several options, autor photography , a trip to India or an invitation to the premiere of the movie for two people.*


2º SPONSOR. In the case of you want to be a sponsor Across The Rivers team will contact you personally to offer you a sponsorship proposal that fits the company needs.

3º TRAVELS. Collaborate participating in some of the solidarity trips organized by the project Across the Rivers, if you are interested click here.

* In mid-November 2017 will start a crowdfunding campaign through Kicstarter in order to raise enough budget for the second shooting of the project across the Amazon River, although if you can not wait longer to give us a hand can always donate something Secure form from PayPal … do you mind?




– LA MISSION

1. Use films and multimedia arts as tools ecucational and social awarenessThrough the web offer a source of multimedia information of the situation of the different rivers, as well as talks and educational projects aimed at institutes, schools, social centers, create a network and access to initiatives and social organizations with which we work.

2. Establish citizen participation tools and support for social networks, local organizations, initiatives that work on environmental issues and development cooperation. The project is designed in a way that allows web users and documentary followers to actively participate and interact with documented stories and rivers.

3. Inspire people to participate and act of a conscious way with the environment.The project aims to encourage motivation in people to participate, travel and act in a positive way for the environmental, cultural and social development of the planet.

4. Create a route of solidarity trips and cooperation projectsThe main goal for Across the rivers is to create a network of solidarity travel, volunteer work and cooperation work based on the same concept as the documentaries, travel and learn about the cultural development of human life around the rivers selected and documented.

5. In terms of education, we believe that it is very important to work for gender equality, interculturality and human rights.We believe that it is very important to promote equality between men and women, as well as to promote interculturality, respect for other cultures and human rights.

“It is an active part of this project, of all the stories and emotions that we are going to live together, of our journey through the rivers…”

6. Work on the goals published by the United Nations in 2015. Our global stories are linked to the following areas: quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action and create alliances to achieve the goals.

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– COOPERATE

Would you like to collaborate with our project? We are looking for finance support and creating a crowdfunding, people or organizations interested in collaborate with Across the Rivers.
How? You can do it through the following options:


1º DONATION. Choose a fee to collaborate and Across the Rivers team will reward you with several options, autor photography , a trip to India or an invitation to the premiere of the movie for two people.*


2º SPONSOR. In the case of you want to be a sponsor Across The Rivers team will contact you personally to offer you a sponsorship proposal that fits the company needs.

3º TRAVELS. Collaborate participating in some of the solidarity trips organized by the project Across the Rivers, if you are interested click here.

* In mid-November 2017 will start a crowdfunding campaign through Kicstarter in order to raise enough budget for the second shooting of the project across the Amazon River, although if you can not wait longer to give us a hand can always donate something Secure form from PayPal … do you mind?




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PARTNERS

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NOMADOCS

ND is an independent and multimedia production company which specialises in producing, developing and collaborating on documentary film and photography. The primary objective of ND is to use film as a tool to raise awareness, increase sensitivity and improve cultural development. In order to do this, ND explores different forms of expression in audiovisual arts, using creativity and inspiring and conveying emotions through stories which symbolise an example of sustainable development. ND works as a team, using film in a responsible way, nurturing and educating with the goal of creating a sustainable, cultural future.

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VIENTO NORTE SUR

They work on stories of people close to us. Stories of truth, not utopias. For them is clear that they will not change the world, but with small actions they can help to improve the living conditions of many people. They currently support projects launched by local associations in Morocco, Cuba, Senegal, India and Vietnam. Both the solidarity travels and the coexistence projects that they organize, are part of their responsible tourism program.

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SEMILLA PARA EL CAMBIO

Seed for Change is a Spanish NGDO that, since 2009, works to achieve the integration and development of the most disadvantaged communities in the city of Varanasi, India. Through a quality education for children and empowerment initiatives for women, they try to provide the tools that favor a forward-looking social transformation, their work focuses on pillars such as education, women, health and nutrition.

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-Across the rivers.

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