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The Shepherdess of the Glaciers

The Shepherdess of the GlaciersThe Shepherdess of the Glaciers
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Himalayan Film House (HFH) in association with Lamakaan is screening ‘The Shepherdess of the Glaciers (2016)’, a documentary film directed by Stanzin Dorjai and Christiane Mordelet, at Lamakaan, Road No 1, Banjara Hills on May 2.

Himalayan Film House (HFH) in association with Lamakaan is screening 'The Shepherdess of the Glaciers (2016)', a documentary film directed by Stanzin Dorjai and Christiane Mordelet, at Lamakaan, Road No 1, Banjara Hills on May 2.

This is a glimpse into the life of Tsering, a shepherdess from the far-off village of Gya which is at 70 km from Leh, in Ladakh. Shot at an altitude of 6,400 ft over a span of many years, Shepherdess of the Glaciers is an award-winning film by Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet. A first of its kind from Ladakh, it has received several national and international awards.

Amidst the vast stretches of rock and snow, across the remote valley of Gya-Miru, Stanzin Dorjay has documented the unusual life of his sister Tsering. At the age of 50, she is one of the last shepherdesses to graze her 300 sheep and goats, in her village. After the early death of her father, Tsering being the second eldest among her siblings takes on his job at an early age. She is the sole breadwinner of the family which depends on the sale of cashmere wool.

What: Documentary film

Where: Lamakaan

When: May 2

Time: 7.30 pm

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