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Alpine and foreign cultures
“Himalaya, Land of Women”

Himalaya, Land of Women

Marianne Chaud (Frankreich) - 52 min

Friday, 13. Nov. 2009 from 13:00 Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

At an altitude of nearly 4,000 meters, Sking is one of the most isolated villages in the Himalayan region of Zanskar. In just three months the Zanskaris have to harvest and store all their food for the coming year. All the women – young and old alike – work nonstop, from dawn to dusk. Filmed from the point of view of a subjective camera by a young female ethnologist, Land of Women offers a sensitive and poetic immersion in the life of four generations of women during harvesting season. We share their rare intimacy and gradually grow attached to them.