Himalaya by Eric Valli
The Making of the Film by Eric Valli

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Award-winning photographer/filmmaker Eric Valli braved the forbidding Dolpo region of Nepal to create Himalaya, the first Nepalese film to be nomiated for an Academy Award. Opening in the United States May, 2001, Himalaya brings to life the strugggle between an old, charismatic chief and a headstrong young caravanner as they attempt to make the annual salt-delivery trek across the Himalyayas. In this stunning new book, National Geographic contirbutor Debra Kellner tells the complete story of the making of this unique adventure film, which provides an indeliible impression of Tibetan culture and its rich, rapidly disappearing traditions.
 

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Eric Valli lived for many years in the Himalaya and has become one of this region's most well-known photographers. He contributes regularly to Geo and National Geographic and is the author of numerous publications, including Himalaya, Caravans of the Himalaya, and Hunters of Nepal. He has produced award-winning documentaries and his first feature-length film, Himalaya (1999), was an international success. He now lives in Paris.
 
Published March 1, 2001 by Harry N. Abrams. 168 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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Eric Valli filmed Himalaya, a box-office hit in his native France, for nine months in ""one of the most isolated and highest areas in the world."" Though fictional, the film is closely based on experiences of several of Valli's Tibetan intimates and acquaintances, and performed mostly by nona...

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Westerners tend to view the Himalayas as either a troubled political region or a mountain climbing mecca, but neither fully captures the place revealed in this magnificent book.

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Tsering’s inability to recognise something as obvious to us as a tree is a stark reminder that we all call different habitats “home.” The treks, with Tinle and Karma each leading their own group of villagers, reward both the men for their particular approaches: Karma for his modern practicality a...

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