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Alpine and foreign cultures
“Crossing the Himalaya”

Crossing the Himalaya

John Murray (Irland) - 50 min

Wednesday, 11. Nov. 2009 ab 22:00 Schubertkino       

Every year, families of Buddhist yak herders pack their belongings and attempt to escape their mountain homes before winter cuts them off. It is a journey against time and weather. The entire existence of the people known as the Dolpo-pa revolves around this journey as they trek through a soaring landscape, traversing the highest mountain passes in the world.


Kamera Alpin in Gold 2009

An authentical ethnological witness which will outlive several generations as an im-pressive film document, even when this kind of culture will probably not exist anymore.