Ngari Ngari: Kailash
Ngari : Kailash' Is a presentation of a pilgrimage to the holiest mountain for Tibetan Buddhists and several other religions, located far in Western Tibet. The film shows a world in itself where religion, traditions, believes and superstitions takes precedence over any laic activity. The video begins with a background presentation of the religion and life in Tibet under Chinese occupation. After three days of driving in dire conditions and frugal meals, we get to the final stage of the pilgrimage, a three-day, 53 km walk, named kora, around Kailash Holy Mountain, that continuously looms upon. In an atmosphere of legends and spirituality, constantly surrounded by pilgrims turning their sutra wheels in their hands and by yaks loaded with gear and food, we sleep in high altitude monasteries, eventually reaching a prayer flag covered pass, Drolma La, at 5630 meters. Ngari: Kailash (60 minutes) covers Lhatse, Saga, Dzongba, Darchen and Mt. Kailash kora.