Private Project

Humans of Varanasi

Kunsang Tenzing is a Tibetan photographer living in McLeodganj, Dharamshala. In December 2015 he visited Varanasi with a team of Korean volunteers and film-maker Hartley Woolf to take photographs of local low-income families and donate the printed photographs to them. The film focuses on two large families with whom Kunsang has become friendly over previous years, each living in shanty housing near to the river in Varanasi, and each surviving off of as little as 500 rupees per day. Kunsang shares his thoughts and attitude towards photography and on the importance of a practical approach towards helping others, and reflects upon the success of his project in Varanasi.

  • Hartley Woolf
    Director
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

Hartley Woolf is a young British independent film-maker with a love for retelling the human stories and experiences of real people around the world. He studied film production at the Arts University in Bournemouth, UK, and when he isn’t working on personal projects, he also freelances in a number of roles in the British film and TV industry. Hartley’s film-making career so far has seen him working with artists, activists and travellers all over the world including India, South Africa and Denmark.

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