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THOSE WHO CARE: FAITH AND HEALING IN A LADAKHI VILLAGE

This film gives an insight into the daily life and work of the traditional healer Amchi Smanla Tsering and his wife Tsering Dolma. They live in the Tibetan Buddhist village of Tia in a remote valley in Ladakh. Smanla is not only a healer, but also a farmer and this film shows how he combines these activities during the intensive harvest months. Very often the Amchi is the only person the villagers can turn to for medical or mental help. He also gives advice on important community matters.

CHILDREN OF GOD

Pashupatinath, Nepal, is the largest sacred ground for the Hindus. At the crematory near the Bagmati (the holy river that crosses the Pashupatinath) they perform a daily ritual that involves burning the bodies with fire. This ritual sends the dead to the heavens. As the fire and ash rise up from the cremation site, children swim in the river looking for coins or money that was left with the burned bodies.

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