TALKING TO THE AIR

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Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom was a co-production of Horsefly Films Rare Equine Trust, Shakti Pictures and Adventure Nepal Productions.   The film had its world premiere to sold out crowds at the prestigious Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival in December 2014 and premiered in the US at the Silver Springs International Film Festival where it won Best Feature Documentary.

To bring back this story we traveled to a remote part of the Himalayas, where Tibetan Buddhists have survived with the horse as central to their culture and spiritual lives.   The film illustrates the vivid history of Mustang, a remote Kingdom, shuttered to foreigners until recently.  The Himalaya are the backdrop for colorful and lively horse festivals and the film includes rare archival footage of the Dalai Lama escaping on horseback across the Himalaya to India   Many other evocative stories and interviews complete this entirely new angle on the amazingly adapted horses of this region -  an animal considered as being alive with the natural power of the world as well as a delicate vessel for the fortune of their caretakers. The film features the Royal Family of Mustang, Buddhist Priests and the daring riders of this high Himalayan region – a culture vanishing before our eyes.  

 

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