Saltmen Of Tibet

Saltmen Of Tibet

Director: Ulrike Koch

Cast: Ulrike Koch

     
 
This film documents a pilgrimage to holy land in Tibet. The disc offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The soundtrack is rendered in Tibetan, but English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a still photo gallery that includes images from this film's debut screening in Tibet. This is a superb

Overview

This film documents a pilgrimage to holy land in Tibet. The disc offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The soundtrack is rendered in Tibetan, but English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a still photo gallery that includes images from this film's debut screening in Tibet. This is a superb disc for anyone with an interest in the material.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
One of your more leisurely paced documentaries, Die Salzmanner Von Tibet is not going to please those who demand a great deal of action and adventure. But for those who can acclimate themselves to the steady, unhurried nature of the film, Salzmanner offers a number of rewards. The greatest of these, and one which can be appreciated even by those for whom the pacing is frustrating, is the stunning cinematography of Pio Corradi. Corradi captures images that contain great beauty in their simplicity, and there's an incredible richness in the colors that he presents on the screen. Indeed, the importance of Die Salzmanner Von Tibet's cinematography to the telling of its story cannot be overstated. This is not to discredit director Ulrike Koch, who sensitively and unobtrusively tells the story of the nomads, and whose decision to forego narration is a wise one. Koch immerses the viewer in the experiences of her subjects and provides a rare glimpse into a lifestyle that is likely to be totally new to most. Whether that immersion is worth the time is a decision that will vary from viewer to viewer, but Koch deserves credit for her dedication and clear vision.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/2002
UPC:
0795975101738
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
NR
Source:
Zeitgeist Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:49:00

Special Features

New widescreen transfer enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Optional English subtitles

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Ma Nene Karmo [6:54]
2. Trek Planning [9:09]
3. Women and the Lakes [6:08]
4. Journey Begins [11:21]
5. Beyond the "Stone Goat" [6:14]
6. Bopsa's Ritual [6:10]
7. Secret Salt Language [2:33]
8. Lord of the Animals [5:51]
9. Dying Yak [10:18]
10. Heart of Karmapa [6:12]
11. Salt Flowers [6:04]
12. The Transport [9:52]
13. Sack Sewing [4:49]
14. Sacrificial Yaks [8:25]
15. Return Home [7:53]

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