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Children of the Pyre

Children of the Pyre (2008)

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Near the shores of the River Ganges in Northeast India is Manikarnika, an open-air crematorium where people bring the bodies of their loved ones to be reduced to ashes. Burning the corpses is dangerous and strenuous work, and shockingly most of it is done by children; born into families on the wrong side of India's caste system, these youngsters keep the fires burning, fetch body parts that go astray, recover funeral shrouds and keep the pyres swept out so more bodies can be moved in. The work

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