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Experience India’s Holy Cities in 'Gateway to the Ganges'

Travel along India's Ganges River and see bits of daily life in Rishikesh, Hardiwar, and Devprayag. Filmmaker Brandon Li contrasts the beauty of nature with the harsh realities faced by many who live in poverty on the streets of these holy cities.

See more work from Brandon Li and follow him on Instagram @brandon_l_li.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.