Escape over the Himalaya /Flucht über den Himalaya/

2000 Germany, directed by Maria Blumencron, 30minutes

 

 

A moving short documentary about children fleeing Tibet to seek an education and a better life in exile in India. They leave their families in small groups and start on their dangerous way through the ice and snow covered Himalayan mountains. Many do not make it - either they are caught on the way or die due the extreme conditions and weather. And even at the end of the journey there is still a heavy burden, since the children do not know when they will see their parents again.

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