An 83-year-old woman and her son embark on a long journey
An 83-year-old mother and her 48-year-old son embark on a long journey. Starting in Lake Baikal, the spirit of Siberia, across the vast plains of Mongolia, the Gobi Desert, Central Asia, the Pamir, the Taklamakan Desert, Tibet Plateau, they continue their journey to Mt. Kailash in Tibet, which the Tibetans believe to be the center of the universe. They should travel almost 20,000 kilometers by land.
Can she pray in Mt. Kailash after riding out all the adverse situations on the way? Can the son see his mother's blissful smile on the mountain?
He studied cultural anthropology at McMaster University in Canada, and worked as a documentary film translator in Korea. Then he moved to a mountain village with his mother in 2008, and starting in the Himalayas, he has travelled remote areas of Asia. From time to time he has been teaching visual anthropology at the university and filming the peoples and places far beyond our civilized world. Recently he is preparing new projects about the native Americans and in Alaska and Africa. Journey to Kailash has won a big round of applause in Busan Contents Market and Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2017.
For a long time, she has experienced various positions as a staff in cinema settings, and produced two movies as an assistant director. Since working for Heavenly Path, Mustang(MBC) in 2008, she has been working as a planner, a writer, or a producer for documentary films. For the last three years, she has been producing the films of director JUNG Hyung-min and she has been interested in developing local cultural contents.
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