Source: The Atlantic
In January, an estimated 120 million people gathered at the confluence of three holy rivers in India: the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati.
The occasion was the Kumbh Mela, a historic Hindu pilgrimage that occurs just once every 12 years.
The pilgrimage is widely considered to be the largest gathering of humans on Earth and can even be seen from space.
Filmmaker Jeremy Snell told The Atlantic, “The scale is really something that can’t be captured—it has to be experienced.”
Snell tried anyway, and the results are astounding.
Earlier this year, the director traveled to Prayagraj and Varanasi, in India, to film “Pilgrims,” a short documentary that depicts the Kumbh Mela in striking 16-mm film.
“My approach was to look for faces and scenes that exemplified an enactment of faith,” Snell said.
Watch “Pilgrims” above and read the story at The Atlantic.