Himalaya, Land of Women | Full Documentary | SLICE

At an altitude of nearly 4,000 meters, Sking is one of the most isolated villages in the Himalayan region of Zanskar. In just three months, from August to October, the Zanskaris have to harvest and store all their food for the coming year. All the women-young and old alike-work nonstop, from dawn to dusk, and worry about the arrival of winter.

Filmed from the point of view of a subjective camera by a young female ethnologist, Land of Women offers a sensitive and poetic immersion in the life of four generations of women during harvesting season. We share their rare intimacy and gradually grow attached to them.

"Himalaya, Land of Women"
Direction: Marianne Chaud
Production: ZED \u0026 ARTE France - Manuel Catteau, Thierry Garrel \u0026 Pierrette Ominetti

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  • I wonder how they built their houses...and why they put their harvest on the top of their roof?

    Taurus SnakeTaurus Snake4 саат мурун
  • Muito bom Só não entendi pq eles arrancam tanto capim

    Washington MoraisWashington Morais13 саат мурун
  • the only reason humans die is because they never learn to live from the Mother

    Piccolo_sunPiccolo_sun13 саат мурун
  • thank you ...amazing work

    Krish HariharanKrish Hariharan21 саат мурун
  • Beautiful people. It did break my heart though when she said her 13 yr old son hung himself :'{

    S RMS RMКүн мурун
  • Hardworking people, and they do it with a smile and playing jokes. My respect for them.

    Veronica FernandezVeronica FernandezКүн мурун
  • I think the French reporter attitude to be present but not to engage her own culture in a warmth exchange on the screen with her hosts was cold and at time i felt it was unintentionally disrespectful. This is too much voyeurism looking at them like fishes in a bowl without swimming with them or being more involved and sharing a common experience with them. This is the modern journalism self given right that one can just film and sit on the fringe of the scene without being an active part of it, well, that is fine for a visit, or a short stay, but this was months. There are many places during the video where you can feel this is the wrong approach and the eyes of man were saying that he was not too happy about his family being intimately filmed in this voyeurism manner. Even the replies given to the little innocent angelic girl sounded distant and coldly minimal and neutral. You cannot be a human observer without interacting with your subjects in a way that truthfully put your own experience of the world on the table. The worst was when the blind grand mother felt cold and asked where her sheepskin was and the French girl replied coldly "are you cold ?" without any compassion or action. She died three days later. I think that response did not help her.

    Eric AstierEric AstierКүн мурун
  • To Slice - Women in Zanskar Dear Sir, Thank you for the info on the village in Zanskar. The participation of women in agriculture and livestock keeping seem to be a reality in this village. The agriculture seems to be in barley and potato and in seasonal cropping in varieties or lines compatible to performance in high altitudes Wish these collectives all the best in the efforts for the survival. Greetings from the Pacific Kalaranji Maheswaran

    Kalaranji MaheswaranKalaranji MaheswaranКүн мурун
  • After watching this I want to be a better person! Love this documentary

    mihiecmihiecКүн мурун
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Quy TranQuy TranКүн мурун
  • I love the spirit of positivity of these himalayan women, they are a happy soul to be with.Love the way you filmed the document you carried us away not to mention the raw beauty of the place.I hope you will go back there for some development documentaries. keep watching this over and over.. From PhIlippines here.

    Arianne BarataArianne Barata2 күн мурун
  • I just fell head over heels for these people. Thank you so much for teaching us all!!! ❤️✌🏻

    PadeliciousPadelicious2 күн мурун
  • Watched loads of documentary, but this is by far the best one yet for me. I felt empty when it ended. I wanted more. A very wondeful job big sister Angmo.

    Jr CatarataJr Catarata2 күн мурун
  • Your work needs more than admire. Simple and best. Love from india 🙏

    Ashish DubeyAshish Dubey2 күн мурун
  • They need fruits and vegetables

    Silver PhoenixxSilver Phoenixx2 күн мурун
  • Very nice. i love It.. (Niti Dalan)

    Niti DalanNiti Dalan2 күн мурун
  • wonderfull awesome

    Manoj MagoManoj Mago3 күн мурун
  • They are similar to one tribe called son people in namibia, the way of living, they are full of gratitude.

    uendjii stellahuendjii stellah3 күн мурун
  • Angmo, it would be AMAZING that when you go back to this incredible people, you teach them and help them to build green houses where to grow other crops.

    TheVichimagaTheVichimaga3 күн мурун
    • There is no point... To much snow in winter.... And how they will make it hot? I had the same thought first...

      mihiecmihiecКүн мурун
  • Awesome! Thanks!

    Andrew GuschingAndrew Gusching3 күн мурун
  • We can all stay in place. There is no real need for travel, especially the tourist type. Stay home, cultiviate our communities.

    mythbustermythbuster4 күн мурун
  • Does anybody know what the name of that instrumental is at the end of the film? It’s hypnotic and I find myself listening to it every now and then I have a calming effect, Looked everywhere to try and track it down but have had no luck.

    Gary KingeryGary Kingery4 күн мурун
  • juste one question: when did you film this excellent documentary?

    KHANDROKHANDRO4 күн мурун
    • @SLICE thanks for the rapid answer! nice day!

      KHANDROKHANDRO4 күн мурун
    • Hey! It was shot in 2008!

      SLICESLICE4 күн мурун
  • I'm 52 and this is the best documentary I've ever seen I'm from Indiana USA

    Chopper MorganChopper Morgan4 күн мурун
  • Outstanding video 👍👍 reminds me the time I spent in the Himalayan. In Nepal ….

    Yehuda UngerYehuda Unger5 күн мурун
  • Are they baking bread?

    how&why watch and learnhow&why watch and learn5 күн мурун
  • It is very sad that India is so disorganised that governing is so loose, factional, religious racist, in-fighting, corrupt and deliberate UNCARING FOR ITS OWN PEOPLE that lives are cut short from adversities. The present system of govt is failing its people everyday. For start, the many political parties should all be got rid of and replaced by One Party of caring leaders to lead( without the nonsense of national elections) so that people can be organised to work,care for each other throughout India. Leading to higher, cleaner standards of living, MORE FOOD,education, connection to clean water, electricity, better sewerage etc. India must stop buying war weapons but use the money and soldiers to help the Indian communities. Learn from China. The West breeds misery, STEALING FROM THE POOR and self serving GREED.

    Green LeafGreen Leaf5 күн мурун
  • A masterpiece!!..thank you

    Kay PhillipsKay Phillips5 күн мурун
  • 🇮🇳🙏😞

    BIBIN BBIBIN B5 күн мурун
  • i wonder what are they thinking, the people who dislike this videp

    KITTOY videosKITTOY videos6 күн мурун
  • They surely loved Anglo even though she was not a good worker. The end and the words her “sister” shared gave me a lump in my throat. May Creator bless the villagers and keep them well, especially with a rode and outsiders coming through soon.

    Catchy NameCatchy Name6 күн мурун
  • The pastoral value putatively crawl because libra jointly enter an a dusty barbara. luxuriant, imperfect curtain

    Albert BintercourtAlbert Bintercourt6 күн мурун
  • I believe 🙏that God gave us all the ability to survive and provide 🙏 for ourselves and our family and communities. We couldn't live if we were put in this place and had to do the things these beautiful people have to do. We are so spoiled and self centered in our ways of thinking. It's really strange and yet I see a people who don't know anything about our selfishness. It would be quite difficult, but this life is what I'd love to learn ❤💕about and stay there.

    Susan HoweSusan Howe6 күн мурун
  • M👍

    Sơn HoSơn Ho6 күн мурун
  • 🤭👍🌹

    Sơn HoSơn Ho6 күн мурун
  • That girl asked whether ''they'' quarrel in ''there. Answer should be. Hell Yes!, and its called, neighbours from hell, the nightmare neighbour next door or road rages. And they load it on you tube others can learn how to be ,,,,,either of them.

    Eigeme.Eigeme.6 күн мурун
  • A beautiful one!

    Baaghii SuBaaghii Su6 күн мурун
  • Muy linda sonrisa La Niña de 13 años , que bonito que pudiera viajar a Francia 🇫🇷 contigo .

    TheDrastico2012TheDrastico20127 күн мурун
  • Beautiful, thank you for making a marvellous documentary.

    JwufuJwufu7 күн мурун
  • Amazing!

    Devi P. GurungDevi P. Gurung7 күн мурун
  • I think they're more happy than me... 😭😭😭😭

    azura rahmaazura rahma7 күн мурун
  • What an awesome video. Marianne, who filmed had such a sweet relationship with the people. The 13 year old girl was so sweet. I loved the lady at the end who said she would miss her. I admire Marianne for living with them to discover their awesome life. Such a beautiful documentary about the women who live in the Himalayans. Thank you for doing this. There aren't many people who would leave the comfort of their homes to do this. Thank you for sharing your life with them.

    Cathy PierceCathy Pierce8 күн мурун
  • beautiful people untouched by western living in the moment I guess. I long to live a simple life no interference no complications just freedom I have just one thing to ask and that is to have subtitled as long to know what's being said . seriously great thanx

    Donna waringDonna waring8 күн мурун
  • Mp from this region, namgyal is famous in country after the speech that he gave on article 370.

    captain snowballcaptain snowball9 күн мурун
  • That guy at the beginning was not out of breath at all 🤪 So sad to hear about the upcoming road and tourists. Their innocent lives will be lost, children will be tempted away by "education" . Its a two edged sickle and a slippery slope. Bit more than a Slice, this one. Thank u again for the best docu's ever xx

    Nicola RollinsonNicola Rollinson9 күн мурун
  • awesome documentary, thanks for sharing!

    tullio serafintullio serafin9 күн мурун
  • The earthy toothbrush identically prick because fragrance exclusively thaw qua a dazzling cactus. knotty, rainy dash

    fgdfg gfgdfgdfg gfgd10 күн мурун
  • Brilliant documentary!!! I really do not understand the 2.1 k dislikes??? I watched it already twice this month. Did Marianne Chaud visit "her elder and younger sisters" once more? It would be so nice to know what happened to them over the last 13 years!

    Maike Vogt-LueerssenMaike Vogt-Lueerssen10 күн мурун
  • Give the poor granny her sheep skin damnit!!

    TonyPro15TonyPro1510 күн мурун
  • Stumbled across this documentary, and i got hit hard by never truer visual presentation of the life style, i learned something tonite thank you producer.

    Pete DangPete Dang11 күн мурун
  • Merci with great appreciation for the opportunity to revisit and re-evaluate various aspects and opportunities of my life; to appreciate the similarities and diversity of the human existence. Thank you,

    Jo-Anne LewisJo-Anne Lewis11 күн мурун
  • Beautiful. I’m really pleased to stumble onto this film maker. Their remoteness protects their way of life and in essence their life is simple and uncomplicated. The Indian Government should look to protect these lands from commercialism but at the same time provide education and medical facilities.

    The CovenantThe Covenant11 күн мурун
  • What a sweet smile on their faces... Priceless 😊❤️❤️❤️

    Jonelyn MondejarJonelyn Mondejar11 күн мурун
  • pls pass on my thank yous to your sisters for sharing there lifes with us. :)

    Deb JackDeb Jack12 күн мурун
  • Unfortunately China has an evil eye on the Himalayan culture and land..it's our responsibility to preserve such culture and people

    sanjay choudharysanjay choudhary12 күн мурун
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    Tour IndiaTour India12 күн мурун
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    Tour IndiaTour India12 күн мурун
  • Doesn't salt come from that area?

    Life With The Locey'sLife With The Locey's12 күн мурун
  • Kidnapped?? Did she say? Then married? Omg.

    Life With The Locey'sLife With The Locey's12 күн мурун
  • This is amazing how they live.. how do they shower, wash clothes live in the winter.??

    Life With The Locey'sLife With The Locey's12 күн мурун
  • That people are isolated. Strong women. Good video for learn about they. I share a little history about another people. An inquiring mind that history remember What will come people minds when they think of you? Driven by concerns over their legacy, many aspire to greatness in science, politics, sports, and the arts. But what if you were particularly remembered for questions you asked? Five years ago, a man in Central America asked many thought-provoking questions. He was a native chief called Nicarao, from which "Nicaragua" is evidently derived. His name came to identify the tribe of his people, the land on which he lived, and their large lake. Nicarao's tribe lived on the strip of land the Pacific Ocean and huge lake Nicaragua. Shortly after Columbus discovered the new world, the spanish set out this area. Captain Gil Gonzalez Davila led his troops north what is now Costa Rica and entered Nicarao's land in 1523. Imagine the explorers' trepidation as they journeyed. Why? Unknown territory with snakes, cocodriles, cougars, jaguars, mosquitoes!! How pleased they must have been on meeting chief Nicarao! Why? With generosity that continues to be a hallmark of nicaraguan culture, the people welcomed the spanish and gave them giefts, including a large amount of gold. Nicarao wanted answers to questions he had long thoight about. Others questions came up as a result of the visit of the spaniards. Chroniclers report that he asked captain Gil Gonzalez Davila the following: Have you heard of a great flood that destroyed all men and animals? Will God flood earth again? What happens after death? This questions only God can give answers with the Bible. Genesis chapter 6 until chapter 11. Nicarao asked questions of science: Hoe do the sun, the moon , and the starts ceased the shine? Where does the wind come from? What causes heat and cold, light and dark? Why do the days vary in lenght through out the year? Clearly, Nicarao was eager to know about the natural world around him. His questions indicate much about his religious beliefs. They reveal that he had interests and concerns similar to those many people have today. And the fact that Nicarao and his people knew about a great flood reminds us of what the Bible relates. Genesis 7:17-19. Even though Nicarao's culture was steeped in spiritism and ritual human sacrifice he was concerned about the conduct and way of life of his people. His questions bear witness to the operation of conscience. In this regard, the apostle Paul wrote: "Their conscience is bearing witness with them and, between their own thoughts, they are being accused or even excused". Romans 2:14,15. Today, a statue of chief Nicarao stands as a memorial near the place where he is supposed to have first met the spanish explorers. His inquiring minds, which moved him to think deeply about life and the world around him, may well serve as an example for us. Romans 1:20. This articule is in Awake ! December 2012. Web site: JW.ORG Thanks for the video.

    different thingsdifferent things12 күн мурун
  • Very sad she is blind and working at old age

    balbirzebalbirze13 күн мурун
  • Beautiful, not ruined by technology and evil minded people 💙💚

    888 888888 88813 күн мурун
  • Wich country is. I bet it is Mongolia. Love from Ethiopia 🇪🇹

    Soli WanSoli Wan14 күн мурун
    • India

      Konstadina DKonstadina D4 күн мурун
  • absolutely phenomenal piece of film. I was gripped from start to finish. God bless all involved

    dark maviddark mavid14 күн мурун
  • This is China, ... people with very strong traits, Asians, Chinese, Molgols, ... beautiful people, ... beautiful place, ... 这就是中国,……具有强烈特色的人,亚洲人,中国人,摩尔戈利亚人,……美丽的人,……美丽的地方,……

    elinaldo mirandaelinaldo miranda14 күн мурун
  • I alwaýs want to see this kind of pictures,so thanks a lot.

    Diman gurungDiman gurung14 күн мурун
  • The best way to present the meaning of word -innocence!!!

    Kub erKub er15 күн мурун
  • It must be hard as a photographer to just film them and not help them.

    j Rj R15 күн мурун
  • Very nice

    Faisal FaisalFaisal Faisal15 күн мурун
  • Its hard not to cry at the end...how they miss each other

    Boihi JinhlawngBoihi Jinhlawng15 күн мурун
  • Nature and Peace! Tibetans in Himalayas.....

    Mr Pet RemixMr Pet Remix16 күн мурун
  • Our land is our home.. we lost it . We lost the peaceful life. I like your video and i like their life.. i don't know what their problems they meet in their life. Bu. in my country.. are very rich natural resources.. so many outsider or non tribal try to illegal migrants to our land, so many time NGO try to force the government to restrictions this migrantation of people from outside.. because they scard to lost homelands.. i am from northeast India meghalaya.

    John k. krangJohn k. krang16 күн мурун
  • So that is the reason y reservation required, that is y tribals required to protect their own land.. oderwise thise so call mass populator people wil invade us.. n destroy the beauty of nature.

  • Robotic age people must watch this documentary.

    Vimal NZVimal NZ16 күн мурун
  • wow;

    Prakash ShresthaPrakash Shrestha16 күн мурун
  • The boys and girls of Himalayan are very curious and always ready to learn. What the good and brilliant generation because of their surroundings. 52.40 min... the sound track is good.

    Sachs HusamSachs Husam16 күн мурун
  • People often ask me why I chose Zanskar. Well, it's cheap!

    Keith BentleyKeith Bentley17 күн мурун
  • Poor man, little miss priss obviously couldn't carry any of HER own belongings, no instead just break the backs of the locals

    Lynn LeighaLynn Leigha17 күн мурун
  • Muy lindo el documental lastima que no lo isieron en español.

    Maria Ester Montes de Oca EstradaMaria Ester Montes de Oca Estrada17 күн мурун
  • @43:00, the children look so cute with wild morning hair. 😆

    Phoebe AndersonPhoebe Anderson17 күн мурун
  • Notice how these people are very different from people in the tropics with more abundant resources who subsist off the land. Very different ecology breeds people with very different temperament and work ethic.

    Marc VMarc V18 күн мурун
  • How do these people survive without any fruit or vegetables? Don't they get scurvy or other diseases?

    K MK M18 күн мурун
    • @Marc V Okay, I was under the impression that they basically live on barley.

      K MK M17 күн мурун
    • They eat meat and milk, they won't get scurvy. People do not need fruit or vegetables to survive. In ancient times most people had almost no fruits or vegetables. Most edible fruits and vegetables are fairly recent in history.

      Marc VMarc V18 күн мурун
  • Beautiful...no words can express the beauty of this documentary

    sandy bsandy b18 күн мурун
  • Very nice

    R CR C18 күн мурун
  • Granny and the little girl filled my heart😕

    Dazy's VlogDazy's Vlog18 күн мурун
  • Granny😕

    Dazy's VlogDazy's Vlog18 күн мурун
  • This is great work no words...

    Poornima KPoornima K18 күн мурун
  • Very beautiful documentary enjoyed it look forward for more

    Evelyn KorteEvelyn Korte19 күн мурун
  • LOCATION ==ZANSKAR( LADAKH ) india Himalaya

    old LADAKHIold LADAKHI19 күн мурун
  • If I had money I would do anything to move to this place

    Michelle Ongoro vlogsMichelle Ongoro vlogs19 күн мурун
  • گب بیزو ایقیس ، چیس مونی د اونجی، کی مو یاد بیگری

    Asma hoseiniAsma hoseini20 күн мурун
  • I live in Java, where all kind vegetation can be found due to fertile land. I wonder that people can live in a barre land like in this film and they are happy. Thanks for making this amazing documentary film. It is super done.

    Aoux SwantoroAoux Swantoro20 күн мурун
  • The landscape is beautiful and the people so humble.

    Crap BagCrap Bag20 күн мурун
  • OMG, the blind grandma's life 10:00 is pathetic. God bless her.

    Kris EaKris Ea20 күн мурун
  • I know they’re happy because that’s all they have ever known.. but god what a hard life.

    Ann MelanconAnn Melancon20 күн мурун
  • Thanks Marianne, was well worth the watch, great characters, the great grandmother and the young thirteen year old girl coping alone who didn't know the limits to her strength, many twice her age and build wouldn't have attempted some of her lifts. The little guy leading the g-grandmother, when he told you to walk on, he couldn't have been more than four or five year old, trying to give the old woman some dignity as she needed to relieve herself.The honesty, care and love they showed you, the real toughness and poverty of their lives, at the end of it all they were all living each day as it came, struggle or not. Real tough moments were, the g-grandmother working in the field alone and blind, still being of use and playing her part, when she lay down to sleep and you told us she died three days later, or the mother telling you her thirteen year old son was alone when he had hung himself. Would loved to have seen more of you living there each day, what was it like in that house, where did you get your food, was there some sort of bathroom you could use, and yes I know it was about the villagers, but you became one of them, it would have been nice to see some of your struggles. Would be really interesting to see what impact the new road if built will have on their lives, easier access to healthcare, access to schools for the children, tourism opportunities for all the villagers. Anyhow hopefully there's more to come. I really want to see all of them again, to catch up with them, you obviously cared a lot about them, but I know there will be thousands of us out there who now care about them also.

    mallon201mallon20120 күн мурун
  • 看评论白皮们好像都挺喜欢别人生活在这种“原生态”的状态下嘛

    米贵米贵20 күн мурун
  • "I'll tell them you're my sister!" got me bawling. Thank you for such a beautiful documentary!

    Tiffany WTiffany W20 күн мурун