Journey from Zanskar

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Summary: Zanskar is the last remaining original Tibetan Buddhist society with a continuous untainted lineage dating back thousands of years. In nearby Tibet and Ladakh, in Sikkim, Bhutan, and Nepal, traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture is either dead already or dying. The horror of Chinese government design in Tibet is being matched by the destruction of global economics elsewhere. Zanskar, ringed by high Himalayan mountains in northwest India, one of the most remote places on the planet, has been safe until now. But that’s changing. In 3-5 years a road connecting Padum, the heart of Zanskar, with Leh, the heart of neighboring Ladakh, will be finished. The route which previously took up to two days by car will take only 4-5 hours. As economic growth descends on Zanskar it will bring with it an end to this unbroken Buddhist social tradition. Will the native language, culture, and religious practice be able to survive? (Warrior Films)

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Runtime: 90 min
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Production: Warrior Films
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Languages: English, Hindi, Tibetan
Director Credit
Frederick Marx Director
Writer Credit
Frederick Marx Writer
Cast Credit
Geshe Lobsang Yonten Himself
Lobsang Dhamchoe Himself
Richard Gere Narrator
The Dalai Lama Cast
Producer Credit
Amber Dodson Associate Producer
Frederick Marx Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: