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      The Saltmen of Tibet

      Released Apr 25, 1997 1h 48m Documentary List
      Reviews Four Tibetan men are followed by documentarian Ulrike Koch as they make their yearly spring voyage to Lake Tsento where they gather raw salt for the coming season. The 2000-year-old ritual is a rite of passage for Tibetan men, and Koch is given a rare opportunity to document the three-month pilgrimage. Along the way, the saltmen engage in Tibetan song, prayer and chant, following the same traditions as countless Tibetan saltmen who have made the trip in the past. Read More Read Less

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      Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle Rated: 4/4 Nov 13, 2001 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews t's an amazingly moving film of sublime beauty. Rated: A- Aug 11, 2008 Full Review Maria Garcia Film Journal International Koch's achievement is not limited to ethnography...nor is it limited to the lyrical way in which she presents her subject. Nov 13, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Four Tibetan men are followed by documentarian Ulrike Koch as they make their yearly spring voyage to Lake Tsento where they gather raw salt for the coming season. The 2000-year-old ritual is a rite of passage for Tibetan men, and Koch is given a rare opportunity to document the three-month pilgrimage. Along the way, the saltmen engage in Tibetan song, prayer and chant, following the same traditions as countless Tibetan saltmen who have made the trip in the past.
      Director
      Ulrike Koch
      Producer
      Christoph Bicker, Alfi Sinniger, Knut Winkler
      Distributor
      Zeitgeist Films
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 25, 1997, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 1, 2007
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $146.4K
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      Surround