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Let me capture your world - Ladakh

  • France
  • 2017
  • en
  • 52'

Visual artist Nicolas Henry focuses here on three projects reconciling ancestral culture and the rapid development of the Ladakh region in India. Joined on their adventure by a fashion designer and fair trade fan, the team meets the weaver-breeders from the high plateau; students who have built their school by mixing traditional construction techniques and innovative technologies; and sacred art restorers: a project that mobilizes an entire village around its monastery. An energizing journey on the path to an enlightened modernity.

Let me capture your world - Ladakh
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Synopsis

Visual artist Nicolas Henry focuses here on three projects reconciling ancestral culture and the rapid development of the Ladakh region in India. Joined on their adventure by a fashion designer and fair trade fan, the team meets the weaver-breeders from the high plateau; students who have built their school by mixing traditional construction techniques and innovative technologies; and sacred art restorers: a project that mobilizes an entire village around its monastery. An energizing journey on the path to an enlightened modernity.

What you will find in this film

An ancestral culture • The shadow of China • The influence of Tibetan Buddhism • Intercultural exchanges • The nomads' difficulties • Life on the high plateau • Weavers in the open air • Village women who have become restaurant owners • A travelling studio • The art of salvage • A Ladakhi designer • Sacred art restorers • An alternative school • Ambitious installations • Good use of battery-powered flash  • Shots in stages • The constraints of working in situ • A giant patchwork • Preparatory sketches • A photographic journey • A dreamlike world • Baroque staging • A collaborative  practice

When the herd of yaks arrives, we will be in the shadows. So we'll have to be mobile with the flashes. There'll be three battery-powered flashes to flash the yaks.

Film chapters

summary02:00 Village of Alchi

summary03:20 Leh

summary08:20 Kharnak, village of semi-nomads, 4500m altitude

summary21:20 Secmol alternative school, Leh

summary36:00 Matho Monastery

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Further exploration

• WORLDS IN THE MAKING – CABANES IMAGINAIRES AUTOUR DU MONDE - Author : Nicolas Henry ; Albin Michel editions ; 2016

• LES CABANES DE NOS GRANDS-PARENTS – Author : Nicolas Henry ; Actes Sud editions ; 2011