East & South Asia
Tibetan nomads about their lives and future
Excerpt from a participatory video film made by herders of Muqu Village in the Yangtze River headwaters, in collaboration with the local NGO Upper Yangtze Organization and with Plateau Perspectives, facilitated by Insight Share
Hanwant Singh, LPPS, India
Hanwant Singh from the NGO Lokhit Pashu-Palik Sansthan (LPPS), which works with camel herders in Rajasthan, welcomes an IYRP so that pastoralists are given recognition.
The shepherdess of the glaciers
Tsering herds 350 goats and sheep in transhumance in the Himalayas, often alone. This time, she narrates her journey and philosophy to her brother, the filmmaker, Stanzin Dorjai in collaboration with Christiana Mordelet. Trailer for a fascinating full-length film of over one hour.
Preserving Rajasthan’s camel herds
The Raika people in India have been herding camels in Rajasthan for centuries, but their traditional way of life is now under threat. A German NGO, League for Pastoralist Peoples (LPP), is trying to create a perspective for the camel herders through the sale of camel milk and other products, in order to help the Raika sustain their livelihood. Credit: Cornelia Borrmann, Deutsche Welle
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