Ganges at Benares was the third of Kinemacolor's four releases for the week of March 14, 1913. Filmed along the banks of the eponymous river, this one-reel travelogue opened with several shots of Hindu natives, gathering together for their ceremonial baths. These scenes were filmed from a variety of angles, effectively "cinematizing" an otherwise visually undynamic subject. What really "sold" Ganges at Benares was the Kinemacolor full-color process, which required a great deal of specially-designed machinery to effectively pull off. Unfortunately, most of the Kinemacolor films have apparently been lost.
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