How far would you go to save your dying culture?
In Journey from Zanskar, two Buddhist monks fulfill their pledge to the Dalai Lama to help save their dying culture by leading a group of 17 poor children aged 4–12 on a journey from Zanskar in remote northwest India. They travel through the Himalayas to seek an education – on foot, on horseback, by jeep and bus – whatever it takes. The children may not return home for 10–15 years or more. This is the story of their incredible journey.
Catch a one-off screening and Q& A with director Frederick Marx at 6.30pm tonight at the Byron Community Centre. Journey from Zanskar (narrated by Richard Gere, featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama) and speaking with audiences.
Director Frederick Marx made one of the most critically acclaimed documentary films of all time, Hoop Dreams.
With 35 years in the business he was named a Chicago Tribune Artist of the Year for 1994, a 1995 Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of a Robert F Kennedy Special Achievement Award.