„Himalayan Gold Rush“

Himalayan Gold Rush

Title
Himalayan Gold Rush
Language
Dauer
52 min
Director
Eric Valli (Frankreich)
Category
Alpine and foreign cultures
When & Where
Wednesday, 14. Nov. 2012 from 19:30 / Schubertkino-Saal 2       Ticket Order >>
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Description
Every spring, tens of thousands of men, women and children leave their homes for a dangerous trek to the high Himalaya to collect "Yarsagumbu", an amazing creature worth up to 60,000 USD a kilo, way more expensive than gold: neither plant nor insect, but a unique blend of the two... In Traditional Chinese medicine it supposed to heal nearly every ailment and to increase the libido.
Awards

Lobende Erwähnung 2012

Minutes of the jury

This film begins very strongly in one family, but slowly shifts perspective to reveal contrasting images of big business. Beautiful camera-work follows the chain of people from those grubbing the ground to those grabbing grubby money. The film shows the backward reach of Chinese superstition to a family life’s in Nepal.