Nominated for the 2000 Foreign Film Oscar, HIMALAYA is a visually stunning tale about life in a small village in the north western Himalayas. Plans are progressing for the annual herd migration over the perilous mountain trails. But family rivalries and a stubborn resistance to change create rifts andlead some of the villagers into danger. With its semi-documentary feel and mixture of actors and locals, HIMALAYA gives testimony to hard lives infrozen lands yet paints a portrait that truly captures the breathtaking, fierce beauty of the Himalayan Mountains.
Directed by Eric Valli