Ladakh in northern India is a region facing a profoundly rooted transformation and cultural regeneration process, constantly pitting its identity as a land of arcane and mystical traditions against uncontrolled development that is destructive for the environment and alienates its inhabitants. However, brave and visionary minds are working to overcome this conflict by proposing a virtuous mediation: preserving their traditional identity without withdrawing into a shell, giving value to the incentives of modernity that do not imply a cultural mutation. Today, can Westerners learn from this social, economic, and cultural lab in Ladakh?
Length: 101 mins.
Language: English, Tibetan
Director: Nicolò Bongiorno (website)
Producer(s): Nicolò Bongiorno