Beyond the Himalayas 1, Other Side Of The Mountain

Beyond the Himalayas 1, Other Side Of The Mountain

This is the first part of a five-part series about an expedition along the Silk Road across Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang and Tibet. The film is mainly an Indian project (hence the name), but with production help from the UK.

In this section we get introduced to the people behind the expedition, what their purposes were and how they received permission to go ahead with their plans.

We then take off on the journey through the newly independent Central Asian states, visiting the historical cities of Samarkand, Bukhari and other important places.

The narrative is alternatively personal, historical and poetic, and draws on works by and about Tamerlane, Ghengiz Khan, Zuan Xang and eventually Milarepa.

For anyone interested in the cultures of the Silk Road, this is another good source, and reminds me of the adventures of the earlier Japanese NHK Silk Road adventurers I have featured here before.


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