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This documentary offers an intimate portrayal of a shepherdess living in India’s High Himalayas as she tends her herd of cashmere goats throughout the harsh winter months and the ever-present threat of predators.

In the Far Northern Mountains of India, in Ladakh, Tsering leads her flock of 300-400 sheep and Pashmina goats to graze on the 5500 m high Himalayan Plateaus. Surrounded by this dry and desolate landscape, she lives with her cattle under the continuous threat of wolves and snow leopards.

Her brother followed her for three years and filmed her exhausting work: both exceptional and moving pictures in which we discover the maternal tie between her and her sheep and goats. A life diametrically opposed to the Western luxury industry which will use the Kashmir wool she produces.

  • Year
    2017
  • Runtime
    74 minutes
  • Language
    Other
  • Country
    India
  • Director
    Stanzin Dorjai Gya
  • Screenwriter
    Stanzin Dorjai Gya, Christiane Mordelet
  • Producer
    Les Films de la Decouverte
  • Co-Producer
    Himalayan Film House
  • Filmmaker
    Stanzin Dorjai Gya
  • Cast
    Tsering Gya