Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

Titel : Bhutan, a small country owned sky
Production : Ludovic Segarra - France | 1974 | 54 minutes | 35 mm
Image: Etienne Carton de Grammont
PRODUCTION / DISSEMINATION : Ludovic Segarra Productions
Participation: ORTF Research Service
Body (s) Regulator (s) or Custodian (s) : Ludovic Segarra Productions, Bpi - Bibliothèque Publique d'Information, Archives Ludovic Segarra
ISAN : ISAN 0000-0001-7E7E-0000-W-0000-0000-F

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The Kingdom of Bhutan is a former principality of Tibet, perched in the Himalayas. His people is a happy nation because the high valleys of the country are fertile and produce to feed the million inhabitants of the kingdom. Bhutanese are essentially religious men, inserted in an essentially religious society. One in ten men is a monk and the Buddhist faith inspires the slightest gesture of life. This film highlights the spiritual sources of life in this small country that is one of the last islets of Tibetan culture. He knows both to allow the contemplation of a beautiful landscape and to make friends with men haunted by the beyond of material life, by the divine order of the cosmos and the conviction that one must live according to this order. It allows to penetrate into a strange universe, far away from the one we built in Europe.