Amchi

Amchi

DVD2013 65 Minutes

The journey of a traditional Tibetan healer and her students in Ladakh.

For centuries the only medical system accessible to people in Ladakh was the Amchi, the traditional doctor following ‘Sowa Rigpa’, Tibetan medicine. 84% of Ladakh’s population lives in villages and rural areas in the mountains which are difficult to reach. There are no hospitals or clinics.

We follow amchi Karma Chodon on a journey into the wilderness of the Himalayas where she will meet her students for the last time. Although she has passed on the traditional knowledge to the next generation, the film questions the future of the amchi tradition which is threatened with extinction.

Although made in difficult circumstances, this is a unique documentary of a way of life which may soon disappear.

English sub-titles.

This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £4.24. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.