Feature-length Documentary Film, Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhist search for the meaning of death in an unforgiving Himalayan landscape and expose the core of human nature.
Death is one of the most elusive and taboo concepts. It’s permanence and uncertainty have mystified and confounded humans for millennia. One aspect however, that we know for certain, is one day we will all die.
Tibetan Buddhist have multifaceted explanations, theories and practices around their concept of death and what happens to a consciousness once it collapses into darkness. Thousands of years of meditation, teachings and living in extreme conditions have given way to rich existential theories built on basic human truths.
Blue Kangling is a film that uncovers the collective consciousness of death for Tibetan Buddhist. It is an observational approach revealing individuals who shape, influence and live according to this knowledge. Understanding is established through intimate portraits of commoners, as well as the philosophical and culturally enlightened who offer meaning and insight behind Tibetan Buddhism. Exploring rituals and practices from generations past, we uncover early cultural influences and explanations that answer the existential questions, “Why are they here?” and “Where they will ultimately go?”
.Director of Photography .Editor .Colorist
.Art Director .Motion FX Artist
"It's very important to share with the whole world."
His Holiness Sakya Trichen
The 41st gen. Throne holder of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism
"...beautifully done and the content is very authentic and gripping."
Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhust Studies at Columbia university and president of the Tibet House New York
RED Epic-W Helium DSMCII
5K Raw 3G10 24fps
Mustang Region in Nepal
Digital Medium Format
Hasselblad H6D 50-c Medium
Hasselblad 3FR 50MP 300DPI
Director, Screen Writer
Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist
Line-Producer, On-Set Translator
Cultural Adviser, Translator
Naresh Kumar KC