AMCHI / TRAILER
Documentary Film on Tibetan Doctors,
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Sinopsis: Every year, Amchi Karma Chodon travels to the most remote areas in ladakh to raise awareness on women and child healthcare. The documentary film is about Amchi Karma Chodon and her baby Teljor's last journey into the wilderness of the harsh and difficult landscape of the Himalayas. She travels to ZANSKAR, to reach her students to conduct a final course on women and child healthcare. Before her last journey starts, she also stops by at Korzok village near the Tso-Moriri Lake (the highest lake in the world) where she tries to reach the nomads to provide preventive healthcare knowledge.
Amchi Karma, rather then providing healthcare herself to far away areas, advocates for the education of young amchis, as she thinks raising and empowering youth will promote a more sustainable public healthcare model.
The students she previously elected from various villages were brought to Leh, the capital city, to attend a four years full time program called "DUSRAPA" where Amchi Karma Chodon has been teaching Tibetan Medicine as part of the NGO she is working for "the Ladakh Society for Traditional Medicines". After their graduation students, who have become Amchis themselves, went back to their villages to serve their communities. This journey is to make sure students are doing alright, and to help them in conducting their own awareness campaigns in various villages, so that in the near future they can take care of their communities on their own. The film tells the story of an inspirational teacher and her students, in Ladakh, by giving a glimpse of a real life dedicated to social work and public healthcare. It also questions the future of Amchis, which has become a tradition under the threat of extinction.
From; International Film Festival Environment-Health-Culture , 4th of June 2014, Jakarta/Indonesia.
*Award of Excellence for best original song
*Award of Excellence for filmmaker of inspiration 2014
*Honorable Mention for best creativity / originality
*Honorable Mention for best cinematography
“The Prize of the President of the Festival Comittee” at EKOTOPFILM 2014 - 41st International Festival of Sustainable Development Films, SLOVAKIA.
*Mention Award from Intimate Visual Ethnography Film Festival, Caserta /Italy 2015.
*Award of Excellence and Honorable Mention at International Film Festival Environment-Health-Culture , 4th of June 2014, Jakarta/Indonesia.
*Showcase Selection for Lucerne International Film Festival, Lucerne Switzerland October 2014.
* Awareness Film Festival, Santa Monica, LA,September 2014
*Competition in EKOTOPFILM Festival, Slovakia, 2014.
*Official Selection at American Online Awards, for Best Foreign Documentary Film Spring Showcase 2014 New York, US.
*Cultural Festival for Tibet and the People of Himalayas, June 2014 Paris, France.
*Sustainable Living Film Festival ,22'nd of December 2013, İstanbul & Ankara, Turkey.