Journey From Zanskar
Journey From Zanskar (2011)

Zanskar is the last remaining original Tibetan Buddhist society with a continuous untainted lineage dating back thousands of years. In nearby Tibet and Ladakh, in Sikkim, Bhutan, and Nepal, traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture is either… More

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Release Date: September 23, 2011
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

The trek proved a logistical nightmare but a documentarian's delight, full of suspense, vivid dangers, strong personalities and energetic tots.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Through this small story, Journey from Zanskar illuminates the challenge of preserving what's left of Tibetan culture.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An extraordinary documentary about an educational project instituted by two Tibetan Buddhist monks who want to enrich the lives of 17 impoverished children from their region.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Mr. Marx shines a light on a place and a way of life that are rapidly changing.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Journey from Zanskar maintains a level-headed matter-of-fact tone that humanizes the Zanskaris without stooping to crass exploitation.

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Martin Dunphy
Georgia Straight

This is a film that really does put our lives into perspective.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

Although the film might be forced to rely rather heavily on Richard Gere's narration simply to situate the Western viewer, the actor does unify a bumptious collection of material that, taken together, relates what has to be admitted is a remarkable story.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

As moving and as visually spectacular as this documentary can be, it fails to find a dramatic high point, and in the end leaves its exotic subjects-and therefore the viewers-in something of a limbo.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Evokes uncomfortable questions about documentaries in general.

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