Himalaya, Land of Women Video
Himalaya, Land of Women

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Himalaya, Land of Women (2008)

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At an altitude of 13,000 feet, Sking is one of the most isolated villages in the Himalayan region of Zanskar. In just three months, from August to October, the Zanskaris have to harvest and store all their food for the coming year. With many of the men away trying to earn some money, all the women—young and old alike—work nonstop, from dawn to dusk, and worry about the arrival of winter. Filmed from the point of view of a subjective camera by Marianne Chaud, a young female ethnologist who, over a period of 7 years, lived half her time among the villagers. Land of Women offers a sensitive and poetic immersion in the life of four generations of women during harvesting season. We share their rare intimacy and gradually grow attached to them. A most remarkable film.

Marianne Chaud

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mariearmstrong, posted on January 20, 2015

greatest time I have is to watch women of other cultures. They are so much knowledgeable and patient by nature. Makes want for NOTHING! Makes me also appreciate exactly what I have, but would have no problem spending time with women around the world, learning their farming and cooking knowledge. Hope they can get a road soon :)

jalone89x, posted on January 13, 2015

It is good to see how these wonderfully Spirited people live and work and it is hard, yet they have a sweet sense of humor and they smile a lot.
The part where they said in 10 yrs. they'll have a road going through and tour buses and tourists, yuk, the poor folks have gotten away without that shit for so long, hope that road gets delayed!!!
love the Doc.
peace n joy

littlewolfie, posted on January 13, 2015

So many good looking Docos on here... But they are not available in Australia. Absolutely wish Gaiam would get onto this . Thanks guys :)

Lmf22, posted on April 7, 2014

The beauty of the women and the landscape will captivate you. A treat for the eyes and the soul. If you want to see a slice of beautiful lives try this. I don't think you will be disappointed. Many thanks to the women who brought this to the world.

prasanna.kankanala, posted on April 3, 2014

These women are so happy... wow... they remind me of my lost happiness... their simplicity, purity, hard work and the beauty of the mountains give me a very serene and calm feeling...

PKarpas, posted on October 22, 2011

This is a beautiful little documentary by a young french woman about her experience living in a village in the himalayas. Very sweet, touching. She lived with a family there for over 6 months. Extremely well done.

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