Amdo After Harvest

Director: Adam Ruszkowski
Original title: Amdo After Harvest
Country: Poland
Year of release: 2013
Runtime: 14 minutes
Colour: Colour
Language: No Dialogue
Subtitles: No Subtitle

Producer: Adam Ruszkowski
Writer: Aleksandra Smolak
Camera: Adam Ruszkowski
Editing: Adam Ruszkowski

Footage of an ancient, often elemental ritual of the Tibetan community living on the far borders of China – a repeated encounter between people and the gods at harvest time. Into this tradition of sacred fire and ecstatic dancing seep modern signs and symbols such as iPods, fun fair balloons and children's t-shirt with pictures of Mickey Mouse.

I pray as I walk when I spin the prayer wheel. Thick, grey smoke rises to the heavens and blood slowly drips down the forehead from the slit skin on the head. Even in traditional clothing, each generation unconsciously reveals its attributes.


Amdo After Harvest


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