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Ten years after Himalaya, French filmmaker Eric Valli has returned to Nepal to make a documentary narrated by the actor Jacques Gamblin. Every spring, thousands of Nepalese leave their villages to take a dangerous trek through the Himalayas. They are searching for the Yartsa Gunbu, a mysterious transmutation between a plant and an insect that is highly prized on the Chinese market for its medicinal properties.

  • Documentary
  • France
  • 2011 | 52 min. | Colour
  • Language : French
Cast & Crew
Sound
Edouard Morin
Aymeric Dupas
Cast
Andrew Ng
Dhan Shandra
Jacques Gamblin
Producer
Eric Valli
Production Company
, Kwanza
Print Contact
Kwanza
Mélodie Kwanza, Wallaert Mélodie, Boulogne-Billancourt
mwallaert@kwanza.fr
Eric Valli
France, 1952
Filmobiography
1989 Chasseur de miel (short documentary)
1991 Chasseurs des ténèbres (short documentary, nominated Oscars)
1999 Himalaya – l'enfance d'un chef
2002 The Biggest Step
2002 Honey Hunter (TV documentary)
2003 Les Vagabonds de la forêt (documentary)
2006 La Piste
     

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