Children of God

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Sociopolitical Documentary hosted by cast themselves, published by Yi Seung-jun in 2008 - English narration

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At Pashupatinath, the oldest and most sacred temple in Kathmandu, crowds of devout Hindus come every day to cremate their dead at the edge of the Baghmati river. The bodies of the deceased are reduced to ashes according to custom, offerings floated out onto the water on banana leaves. For the homeless children who live among the alleyways, plazas, and ancient buildings of this holy complex, these funeral rites are integral to daily survival, as they collect food and money offerings brought by the mourners, scraping out a living in a place full of the dead and dying. With all the deference required by Hinduism, they fish coins from the river and pluck gold fillings from the jaws of charred corpses. The mourners do not mind as the funerals have already been completed. Such rituals are, in a sense, alms-giving, and nothing goes to waste. When an offering of food is laid out, the children and older beggars first wait for the dogs and crows (both being sacred animals in their own way) to have their fill before taking any.

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  • Duration: 1h 29mn
  • File size: 1.41 GB
  • Container: MKV
  • Width: 720 pixels
  • Height: 364 pixels
  • Display aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Overall bit rate: 2243 kbs
  • Frame rate: 23.976
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Channel(s): 2 channels
  • Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
  • Credit goes to: ronnie

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