Living Lightly Film Festival
SHEPHERDESS OF THE GLACIERS
India, 1 hr 14 min
Directors: Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet
Tsering is a shepherdess who lives with her flock in the heights of the Gya-Miru valley in Ladakh. At the age of 50, she is the youngest in her village to drive her 350 goats and sheep in transhumance in this region of the Himalayas, located 4000–6000 metres above sea level. A harsh and precarious life, often solitary, challenged by difficult climatic conditions, does not prevent this small woman from singing, laughing and philosophising.