India: A Personal Encounter

India, 1987

Film
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Sir Edmund Hillary and friends journey from the ocean at India’s southernmost tip to the snows of Himalayas, a pilgrimage similar to those taken by millions of Hindus each year. Travelling by such unconventional means as canal boat, camel, elephant and bullock cart as well as by foot, bicycle, train and an old river sailboat, they were able to see the real India, through the tropical backwaters of Kerala, the deserts of Rajasthan, along the Ganges and into the Himalayas. They saw snake boat races, a heart-stopping martial arts display with flexible swords, a gathering of 10,000 camels, an ancient fort city in the Thar desert and much, much more. A stunningly photographed record of the remarkable sights and experiences of this remarkable journey - an enthralling family adventure.

Credits

producer/director

Michael Dillon

production company

Michael Dillon Film Enterprises

Language

English

Duration

00:57:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36598

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ganges River (India)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Himalaya Mountains

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - India

Places → Ganges River (India)

Places → Himalaya Mountains

Places → India

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

Travelogue

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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