Mustang

(Mustang)
Pavol Barabáš / SK, 2001
Slovak version, 28 min

Mustang, a kingdom whose existence has long been kept secret, is located on the territory of Nepal in the fabled land of Lo. It is hidden behind the high wall of the Himalayas, like a wedge driven into Tibet. The afternoon wind blows every day, tirelessly obliterating all trace of every caravan. In front of the royal palace monks intone ancient Buddhist prayers over and over again. The first tourist arrived only a few years ago…

Two friends are traveling along an ancient trade route over the main ridge of the Himalayas, in order to reach its capital Lo Mantang and make a film. Time seems to have stopped in this medieval fortress. Electricity, roads and cars are unknown to these people and yet in their incredible knowledge of nature and in their way of life they are ahead of us. The fortress of Lo Mantang, however, continues to guard its secrets…

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