Searching for Saraswati

In India, the Haryana state government is in quest of holy river Saraswati, believed to have been lost 4,000 years ago and since found only in myth. 

Status

In production

About the Filmmakers

Co-Director

Shirley Abraham
Shirley Abraham

Cannes prize-winning Shirley Abraham is an Indian documentary film maker. Her debut feature documentary, The Cinema Travellers, premiered as an Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2016 and won the Special Jury Prize for L’Oeil d’or: Le Prix du documentaire. Opening to wide critical acclaim, it played prestigious film festivals like TIFF, NYFF, IDFA, Busan and won seven international awards. Her work is supported by the Sundance Institute, Bertha Foundation, Filmmaker Fund, PMA WorldView, and Asian Network of Documentary. She has previously directed documentaries for the Guardian, Al Jazeera English and TED. She has been a fellow of Sundance Labs, Cluster of Excellence “Asia Europe in a Global Context”, TasveerGhar, India Foundation for the Arts and Goethe-Institut.

Co-Director

Amit Madheshiya
Amit Madheshiya

Amit Madheshiya is a photographer and Cannes prize-winning filmmaker. His photographs have won awards from World Press Photo (2011) and World Photography Awards (2011 and 2009). His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions worldwide. He is a fellow of Sundance Institute, Goethe-Institut, India Foundation for the Arts, National Foundation of India, Arts Council of England and the University of Heidelberg. Her debut feature documentary, The Cinema Travellers, premiered as an Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2016 and won the Special Jury Prize for L’Oeil d’or: Le Prix du documentaire. Opening to wide critical acclaim, it played prestigious film festivals like TIFF, NYFF, IDFA, Busan and won seven international award