Banaras: steps to heaven

India, 1984

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

The most sacred of India’s cities, Banaras is the meeting place of heaven and earth. For over two-thousand five hundred years pilgrims have journeyed to Banaras to bathe in the River Ganges and to be cremated on its banks, and the film explores the spiritual forces that have ensured the survival of Banaras over thousands of years of history.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection

Collection

In ACMI's collection

Credits

producer/director

Richard Riddiford

production company

Fek Films

Duration

00:49:11:00

Production places
India
Production dates
1984

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/77961--banaras-steps-to-heaven/ |title=Banaras: steps to heaven |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=12 April 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}