2001-2010DocumentarySarah C. SifersUSA

Sarah C. Sifers – Fate of the Lhapa (2007)

Fate of the Lhapa is a feature-length documentary about the last three Tibetan shamans living in a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal. Each lhapa requested that their story be filmed. Their fear was that the next heir might not appear until after their own deaths. Subsequently, with no lhapa alive to mentor the children, the documentary would be used to transmit the knowledge to the next generation. Their tales of nomadic childhoods, shamanic callings and apprenticeships, cosmologies of disease and treatments, and of their flight from Tibet during the Chinese occupation in the late 1950s is be juxtaposed with images of present-day life in the camp, current healing practices and shared concerns of the future and the fate of their tradition.


Container:	AVI
Runtime:	1h 10mn
Size:	693 MiB
Codec:	XviD
Resolution:	706x480 ~> 706x529
Aspect ratio:	4:3
Frame rate:	29.970 fps
Bit rate:	1 241 Kbps
2.0ch MP3 @ 128 Kbps


Subtitles:English hardcoded


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