03 May Return to Zanskar
Zanskar is one of the most inaccessible settlements on earth: a remote Himalayan Buddhist kingdom little changed in a thousand years. Thirty years ago Bryan Liptzan and Brian Whittier visited this remote kingdom by walking for seven days up the frozen Zanskar River, undergoing many hardships to get there. Only a few hundred outsiders visit each year, but this is about to change.
They returned however at the same time as a new road was being brought into the valley, and the film records not just the explorers meetings with old friends, but also the fears that many have about what the road will bring in its wake.