Description: Oscar nominated Nepali Movie in The Himalaya Country Nepal.
“An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against the harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo.”
Local products are not sufficient to guarantee the community’s survival. Rock salt is traded to the lower parts of Nepal for grain. Yaks are used as pack animals, and for milk, meat, and hide. The movie was shot on location in a region that can only be reached on foot, filmed with no special effects, and with all but two characters played by real chiefs, lamas (high priest) and local villagers. The acting is superb. The film depicts universal human themes. According to the special features the story is based upon the true story of a community of Tibetans known as Dolpa. Filming began in 1997 using 200 porters, 150 yaks, and 15 film crew members over a nine month period.
Movie has a great sound track. Yaks seem to be very trustworthy and obedient animals.
Some of these people may have never seen a tree, definitely never seen a movie.
More about the Nomads of Dolpo here: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/12/nomads-of-dolpo/