On the Other Side of the Himalaya /Jenseits des Himalaya/

2005 Germany, directed by Maria Blumencron, 45 minutes

 

 

Due to expensive school fees TIbetan children have no access to education, but are sent to Indian monasteries led by Tibetan monks for training. They leave their families and start in small groups on their dangerous way through the ice and snow covered Himalayan mountains. Many do not arrive: They are either caught in TIbet or they die on the way because of the cold weather. And even at the end of the long journey there is still a heavy burden, since the children do not know, when they will see their parents again.

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