Haridwar Time

Haridwar is an ancient city in Uttarakhand, India. The River Ganges, after flowing for 253 kilometers (157 miles) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára. Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. Pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Moksha (to be released from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma, in the Hindu and Jain religions.) This film was accepted for screening and presented at the Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival and the Visionaria Film Festival.

  • David H. Wells
    Director
  • David H. Wells
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Video 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Official Selection
Director Biography - David H. Wells

I am an award winning* free-lance photographer/ video-maker affiliated with Aurora Photos and I am based in Providence, Rhode Island. One editor described me as a “...specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in their creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video."

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Director Statement

At my core, I am a storyteller, using whatever visual communication technology I can to tell stories. In my current work, I photograph as well as make "visual short stories" of the people, places and things that I encounter. A visual short story, like a written one, is "...a narrative dealing with a few characters, one central theme, aiming at unity of effect, concentrating on the creation of mood rather than a plot," according to Merriam-Webster.