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Session 24

  • BY THE RIVER (Australia/India, 25 min)
  • THE ACCUSED (Pakistan, 78 min)


Stretching along the river Ganges rests Varanasi, the holiest of India’s seven sacred cities, and a place where devout Hindus go to die in hopes of achieving moksha - becoming liberated from the cycle of rebirth. Several so-called ‘death hotels’ exist to accommodate believers who abandon their lives and come here in wait for death-- some for as long as 40 years.


Daniel Braga Ulvestadd is a Norwegian director based in Berlin. After working alongside some of the best in the motion design industry on high-end projects such as lighting up the Sydney Opera House during Vivid 2017, he is now on a path to tell human stories with honesty at its heart, using the film medium as his tool.

  • Runtime
    25 minutes
  • Country
    Australia, India
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Daniel Oron
  • Producer