Ladder to Paradise

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To Paradise tells the intimate story of a young Tibetan, Soldor, coming of age in a rapidly changing society and his audacity to dream. This is a spiritual as well as a physical journey, recorded over the course of twelve months. Our hero is training to be a guide on Mount Everest, in the only mountaineering school in China near Lhasa. Traditionally the Tibetans are fearful of mountains – they put up prayer flags at the top of mountains for safe passage. Now the younger generation want to conquer this fear – facing tough competition from Chinese migrants, our heroes feel that climbing is their ladder to paradise. For Soldor, the climax is reaching for the sky as he joins an expedition to take a group of six Chinese clients up Everest. All takes place amidst fierce weather and against the tragic background of sixteen Nepalese sherpas being killed in the avalanche on the other side of Everest. This programme documents the relationships between the master and students and captures the amazing beauty and rich, but changing cultures of Tibet. The result is an astonishingly intimate yet ambitious portrait of Tibet.

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Type: Region 2 DVD

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