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Becoming a Woman in Zanskar

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Becoming a Woman in Zanskar (2007)

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Palkit and Tenzin are best friends. Throughout their carefree childhoods they have never known anything other than their village surrounded by snow-peaked mountains. Yet, suddenly they’re about to enter adult life.

Tenzin, at 22, learns that her father has found her a husband from a neighboring village whom she has never met. Distressed and unhappy, she will nevertheless accept her fate. Palkit is 25 years old. To avoid getting married to an unknown man, she has chosen to become a nun and wishes to leave her family to enter a monastery in Dharam Sala, where the Dalai Lama resides. Her father however is deeply opposed to her decision and would like her to stay and help with the chores.

Two girls in the Himalayas: one “kidnapped” by her future husband, the other's head shaved as she enters the convent forever – all for the same goal, to become women.

Jean-Michel Corillion

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drjlz, posted on May 21, 2012

Beautiful photography, amazing footage of the actual lives of two young woman, very touching as the these two young women's lives unfold....

IRMGARDC, posted on April 12, 2014

I just signed up and encountered difficulty. At first with a password and when finally accomplished I can't view "Becoming a Woman in Zanskar". I must be missing something, although I do have Flash Player? Can anyone advise me on this?

michalL, posted on April 12, 2014

You might try going to 'My Account' > 'Playback Selection' and choose Flash as your default.

mlebo, posted on October 13, 2011

What a great film. It takes you on an emotional journey with these two beautiful young women. So far away so close to heart.

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