A film about the people of Dolpo, NepalIt is caravan time in Dolpo, high in the Himalayas of Nepal.
The villagers must trek for days across the mountains with laden yaks to trade their salt for grain. But when Karma (Gurgon Kyap) returns to the village with the body of Lhakpa, leader of the caravan and son of the old chief Tinle (Thinlen Lhondup), the new chief blames Karma for the death, and will not allow him to lead in Lhakpa’s place. Though Tinle’s grandson, Tserin (Karma Wangiel), is far too young to lead the tribe, Tinle simply renames him Passang – a chief’s name – and prepares him to lead the caravan.
Karma challenges Tinle, threatening to take away the yaks, Lhakpa’s widow Pema (Lhapka Tsamchoe), and P...Read More