Zanskar: a winter of happiness 52' by Caroline Riegel


Nestled 3,500 meters high in the ancient Himalayan kingdom, India’s Zanskar valley has stayed isolated for centuries. But at the end of a perilous and icy road, a beautiful village opens its doors. It is home to a community of nuns whose joy and extraordinary generosity contrast with the hardness of their land. 15 years after her first journey there, director Caroline Riegel returns to visit these women, and shares their daily life over the course of one winter. She captures a moving testimony of a unique place where times seems to stand still.


Direction: Caroline Riegel

Production: ZED for ARTE

Genre: Human Stories

Available versions: French, English


Festival International du Film d'Aventure
Official selection
Torello Mountain Film Festival
Official selection
Le Grand Bivouac
Official selection

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