Himalaya (1999) France
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Director:Eric Valli
Studio:Kino Video
Rating:4.5 (60 votes)
Date Added:2010-02-22
Genre:Action & Adventure
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Eric Valli  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
Thilen Lhondup  ...  
Gurgon Kyap  ...  
Lhakpa Tsamchoe  ...  
Karma Wangel  ...  
Karma Tensing  ...  
Tags: Buddhism Drama France

Summary: Set against some of the most spectacular scenery ever seen on film, "Himalaya" tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong young caravaner. The balance of power shifts uneasily as they make their annual salt trek across the Himalayas.
Director Eric Valli is a photographer and an author whose work is regularly published in "National Geographic", "Geo", "The New York Times Magazine", "Smithsonian", and "Life". He has been living in Nepal since 1983 and his first journey through the Dolpo (northwest region of Nepal) dates back to this period. He wrote several books about this country before shooting HIMALAYA in 1997. In 1992, he was awarded the Gurka Dakshin Baho award from His Majesty the King of Nepal for his body of work on the country.