Zeitgeist Films | The Saltmen of Tibet
Ulrike Koch
Film Info
1997
110 mins
Color
Switzerland / Germany
In Tibetan with English subtitles
35mm
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby SR
Rating: Not Rated
Synopsis

Shot under extreme conditions in one of the world’s most remote and beautiful locations, THE SALTMEN OF TIBET documents the ancient traditions and daily rituals of a Tibetan nomadic community and transports us into a realm untainted by the tides of foreign invasion or encroaching modernity. Step by step we follow the unforgettable, annual three-month pilgrimage to the holy salt lakes of northern Tibet.


Golden Spire Award (Sociology International)
1998 Golden Gate Awards - San Francisco International Film Festival

Prix Nanook (Grand Prix)
1998 Dix-septième Bilan du Film Ethnographique, Paris

Cariddi d’Oro (Best Film)
1997 Taormina International Film Festival in Sicily

Sonje Award (Audience Award) for Best Foreign Indepenedent Film
1997 Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea

Cineprix Swisscom
Swiss audiences’ choice as best documentary of 1997