Himalaya L'Enfance d'un chef (1999)

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  • Caravan Alternative
  • Himalaya Alternative


Drama featuring the life of the salt traders of the Dolpo region in Nepal who lead yak caravans along a long and arduous trek across the Himalayas through to Tibet. Tinle is the chieftain of the salt traders. Young Karma returns to his village from one such trek with the news that Tinle's son has died during the expedition. Tinle holds Karma responsible, and refuses to accept him as head of another forthcoming expedition. Karma rebels and gathering the young members of the clan sets off on the trek. Tinle retaliates and with the help of his old friends and his grandson follows Karma. They are destined to meet up in the mountains. Made in the local Dolpeli language of Nepal.

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