Historically, Tibetan nomads have thrived in an extreme environment where few other humans dared to live. Until China’s occupation of Tibet in 1959, the basic patterns of life had changed little since the first nomads domesticated the yak and took to the pastures over 8,000 years ago.  But now, unprecedented challenges are confronting this traditional lifestyle. A Nomad’s Life captures the struggles of a young nomadic family as their pastoral way of life is threatened by a fast-approaching globalization. Directed by Lynn True & Nelson Walker.

A Nomad's Life

2008 US 9 min
Festival Year: 2008
Types: Documentary
Topic: Global Perspectives