In collaboration with the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA)
On a rock-strewn mountain, in Ladakh, lives shepherdess Tsering with her flock of 250 sheep and pashmina goats. We follow Tsering’s solitary movements over a year, from her home village to the high plateaus where she acts as midwife to her goats, warms batteries on a cooking pot and occasionally sings to herself and the surrounding landscape. Her only access to events in the outside world is via a small transistor radio and she faces the troubling presence of wolves and a snow leopard daily. Having turned 40, Tsering now finds the pastoral life physically challenging, while climate change is endangering her livestock. Packed with stunning images of the Gya-Miru Valley, The Shepherdess of the Glaciers reveals the ancestral wisdom of those Ladakhi shepherds whose environment and livelihoods are under severe threat.
Directed by Stanzin Dorjai Gya & Christiane Mordelet
The film has English subtitles.
Admission on a first-come-first served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.