Sunday, August 14, 2011

Trailer: Summer Pasture

"To be a nomad is to be a herder...I don't know what's going to happen, but it's changing so that it's hard to recognize."

The NYT's did a movie review on "Summer Pasture," which looks to be a beautiful documentary about a culture which I have personally derived a great deal of wisdom from. Will this one, too, be lost?

Locho and Yama, the Tibetan couple who are the focus of the enthralling documentary “Summer Pasture,” are nomadic herders pursuing a way of life that has changed little over 4,000 years. For all the hardship they endure, this intimate dual portrait, directed by Lynn True and Nelson Walker, with Tsering Perlo, suggests that their lives are neither more nor less fulfilled than those of any highly stressed upper-middle-class Americans. ...continue reading