Journey from Zanskar

How far would you go to save your dying culture? Two Buddhist monks fulfill their pledge to the Dalai Lama to help save their dying culture by leading a group of 17 poor children aged 4-12 on a journey from Zanskar in remote northwest India through the Himalayas. To seek an education- on foot, on horseback, by jeep and bus- whatever it takes. 30 years ago, when they were children, these monks walked the same path. The 17 children with them now may not return home for 10-15 years or more. This is the story of their incredible journey.

This 90-minute film, produced by Frederick Marx of HOOP DREAMS, narrated by Richard Gere, and featuring His Holiness The Dalai Lama, was released worldwide in February 2010. For more information, please visit

Please click on the image below to play the trailer (113 MB).