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HIGH TRAIN TO TIBET

HIGH TRAIN TO TIBET


(Based on the book “China’s Great Train” by Abrahm Lustgarten)

NTSC/ PAL HD

(1hr 58')

shot in 2009-2010 and completed Feb. 2013

Camera/Edit : Patrick Morell

In the summer of 2006, the Chinese government fulfilled a fifty-year plan to build a railway into Tibet.

Since Mao Tse Tung first envisioned it, the railway line had grown into an imperative component of China's breakneck economic expansion and one of the first technological maneuvers in strengthening China's grip over Tibet, this remote and often mystical frontier, which promises rich resources and geographic supremacy over South Asia.

   (Abrahm Lustgarten, “China’s Great Train”)


Based on the book by Abrahm Lustgarten, “China’s Great Train”, the documentary examines  the impacts of the train on the Tibetan land and the nomadic and semi nomadic communities who inhabit it,  from a environmental, social and cultural point of view.

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