Two Australian teenagers journey to Nepal, visiting medieval cities and trekking amongst the tallest mountains in the world. Along the way they form new friendships and learn what it means to be born a female in Nepal.
This documentary is a little unusual in it’s pace and style and at 2 hours not everyone will have the patience to sit through it. Filmed in the cinéma vérité style of Louis Malle’s Phantom India (“L’Inde fantôme: Reflexions sur un voyage”) the documentary uses minimal narration and crew to take the viewer along for the journey without attempting to meet the modern television formula of quick action and constant stimulation, instead we are poetically led through the documentary as if experiencing Nepal from the eyes and minds of the two young women.
The idea is that rather than the film maker dictating to you we want the viewer to experience their own voyage and find a story that is relevant to them personally.