SUSTAINING TIBETAN COMMUNITIES AND CULTURES

Water for Better Life

Monday, 27 July 2015 by
Ganglha - Water for a Better Life

In rural Tibetan communities, fetching water is culturally assigned to women. A woman usually carries about 25 kilos of water. It usually takes about 2 – 6 hours per single trip and this happens every other day. A donkey can carry 60 – 75 kilos of water. Some locals fetch water from springs. In the

Amnye Machen Mountain Trailer

Sunday, 26 July 2015 by
Ganglha - amnye machen trailer

Mountain circumambulation is a common religious practice on the Tibetan Plateau. The Year of the Horse sees many Tibetans on pilgrimage to circle holy mountains. The year 2014 was the Year of the Horse according to the Tibetan twelve zodiac signs. In 2014, Ganglha made this documentary on circumambulation of Amnye Machen (A mye rma

This wedding ceremony was filmed on 13 February 2013 in Bon skor and Stong skor villages, Mangra (Guinan) County, Bya mdo (Shagou) and Mgo mang (Guomaying) townships, Mtsho lho (Hainan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Proince, PR China by Nangchukja (Snying lcags rgyal). He was one of the bride’s relatives’ guests (A zhang) at

This wedding ceremony was filmed on 11 May 2013 in Bon skor Village, Bya mdo (Shagou) Township, Mang ra (Guinan) County, Mtsho lho (Hainan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, PR China by Nangchukja (Snying lcags rgyal). He informally captured certain aspects of the wedding ceremony. Such details as speeches and songs are lost

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