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What do two rivers as opposed and as far apart as the Ganges and the Biobío have in common? Beautiful natural landscapes and the inhabitants of two rivers located thousands of kilometers away from each other, converge in a visually captivating film.

Filmmaker Nicolás Molina and producer Marcela Santibáñez met the people living near the Ganges River on a trip in India in 2015. Fascinated by the natural resources and landscapes that surround the course of the river, they decided to start a film without a script or preconceived ideas. Little by little they discovered surprising similarities between the Ganges and the Biobío River, the one of the most important rivers and the second longest in their natal Chile.


Nicolas Molina (1985), studied Audiovisual Direction at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile. He is the director of the 2007 short film El Jabalí (Selected at FIC Valdivia and FIC Viña del Mar) and the 2010 short film El Atleta (Selected at FIC Valdivia and SANFIC). In 2013, he directed the TV documentary program ¡Chile Suena! which was the winning project of the CNTV 2011 fund. In 2014 his first feature documentary Los Castores premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest (awarded a Chilean Audiovisual fund in 2013), and was screened at the Valdivia Film Festival in Chile (award for best national feature film) and at Film Festival B (award for best cinematography and best direction). He is currently producing his third film Idaho (awarded with a CORFO Fund and a Chilean Audiovisual fund).


  • Cinema Festival of Guadalajara, Mexico, 2019
  • Antofacine, Chile, 2018
  • DocsBarcelona Valparaíso Festival , Chile, 2018. Award to The Best National Documentary
  • SANFIC, Chile, 2018. Award to The Best National Feature Film.
  • Sheffield Doc Fest, United Kingdom, 2018


Nicolás Molina

Chile (2018)



Languages: Spanish, Hindi, Bengali and Huilliche

Q&A after the screenings with the director