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The Saltmen of Tibet Details

  • Release Date: Apr 25, 1997
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Ulrike Koch

FULL SYNOPSIS

For this Swiss-German documentary, filmmaker/Sinologist Ulrike Koch sneaked cameras into Tibet in order to film four men and 160 yak in a 2,000-year-old ritual -- the annual spring pilgrimage to gather raw salt at remote lakes, a three-month Himalayan trek. Camping along the way, they engage in prayers, talk, and songs. Following nomadic traditions, the saltmen make the return trip with salt in backpacks made from yak pelts. In addition to Tibetan chanting, the film's music includes a post-production blend of Hamburg musicians and native Tibetans. After a digital video transfer to film, the 108-minute documentary was shown at several 1997 film festivals, including (Sundance, Vienna, Taormina, and Pusan). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:April 25, 1997

Cast

Crew

Ulrike Koch
Director
Alfi Sinniger
Producer
Ulrike Koch
Screenwriter
Pio Corradi
Cinematographer
Stefan Wolff
Composer (Music Score)
Frank Wulff
Composer (Music Score)
Magdolna Rokob
Editor
Knut Winkler
Co-producer
Christoph Bicker
Co-producer
Andreas Koppen
Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Brandt
Sound/Sound Designer
Uve Haussig
Sound/Sound Designer
Loten Dahortsang
First Assistant Director
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