Life in Ladakh - Film screening in Pune

Screening of Jungwa and The Shepherdress of the Glacier by Stanzin Dorjai

Dear Friends,

The Himalayan Club in association with Jana Seva Samiti, Vile Parle is pleased to announce the first event of the upcoming exciting season with screening of 2 films - Jungwa and The Shepherdess of the Glaciers by director Stanzin Dorjai Gya & Christiane Mordelet.

Pune Screening
Date: 24th Sep 2017 at 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: National Film Archive of India Auditorium, Law College Road, Pune 411004.
Entry: FREE. (Seating arrangement: First come first serve basis).

Please note that the registration for this screening is free, and seating arrangements are on first come first serve basis. The doors of the auditorium will open 30 min prior to the event.

Looking forward to see you there...!

Dr. Raghunath Godbole 
Hon. Local Secretary - Pune
The Himalayan Club

Film Descriptions:

In 2010, severe rain induced by climate change devastated a remote area of Ladakh. A few years later, Stanzin Dorjai, a local filmmaker, returns to the affected areas to interview people and to talk about how global warming has changed their lives. Confronted with the incomprehension of a people who have always lived in harmony with their natural surroundings, this film shares with their worries and concerns. And it speaks to us about the spiritual relationship that has always bound them to nature.

Director: Stanzin Dorjai Gya, Christiane Mordelet
. Special Jury Mention - Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2014

The Shepherdess of the Glaciers
On a rock-strewn mountain, in Ladakh, lives shepherdess Tsering with her flock of 250 sheep and pashmina goats. We follow Tsering’s solitary movements over a year, from her home village to the high plateaus where she acts as midwife to her goats, warms batteries on a cooking pot and occasionally sings to herself and the surrounding landscape. Her only access to events in the outside world is via a small transistor radio and she faces the troubling presence of wolves and a snow leopard daily. Having turned 40, Tsering now finds the pastoral life physically challenging, while climate change is endangering her livestock. Packed with stunning images of the Gya-Miru Valley, The Shepherdess of the Glaciers reveals the ancestral wisdom of those Ladakhi shepherds whose environment and livelihoods are under severe threat.

Director: Stanzin Dorjai Gya, Christiane Mordelet
. Grand Prize award 2016 at the BANFF, Canada
. Best Director award 2016 at d’ Autrans, France
. Best Public award 2016 at d’Autrans, France
. Best Film on Mountain Culture at IMF India Mountaineering Foundation, Delhi, 2016
. GRAND PRIX in Le Grand Bivouac Film Festival , Albertville, France
. Best Documentary Award of Grand Prize CINEMATHEQUEMONTAGE at GAP France
. Jury award 9th International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2016,
. Selection at the Dharamsala International Film Festival and Peace Builder Film Festival in N Delhi, India