"The Saltman Of Tibet" At Wilkinson Public Library

Poster Part two of Elisabeth Gick's  three-part series on Tibet at Telluride's Wilkinson Public Library is a pause to refresh from the country's challenges: a screening of the award-winning documentary, "The Saltmen of Tibet."

According to Eilsabeth, the film offers a loving look at an ancient way of
life in one of the harshest, yet gorgeous regions of the world, the
Tibetan plateau. The story follows the daily rituals of a Tibetan nomadic community,
transporting us into a realm untainted by the tides of foreign invasion or
encroaching modernity. Step by step we experience the unforgettable, annual
three-month pilgrimage to the holy salt lakes of northern Tibet.

"Tibet is the roof of the world, a place where we feel we are in the
sky just as much as you are on the earth. The intense blueness of space
contrasts sharply with the deep green of Eastern Tibet's rolling grasslands
and the mineral colors of the west with its expanse of barren rock. For over
a thousand years Buddhist culture has been at the heart of Tibetan society,
and anyone who has travelled across these high plateaux will understand how
this contemplative civilization flourished in a landscape of such vastness," explained physical scientist/Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard.

Elisabeth Gick, director of the Telluride Institute's Tibet Fund added:
"This film depicts many facets of Tibetan life I have come to love and
adore. There is this profound oneness with the land, an acceptance of
life's challenges, always with a smile, always against the background of
this incredible landscape."

Check it out: Wednesday, February 11, 6 p.m., the Wilkinson Library, free to
all: The Saltmen of Tibet.

The film runs 110 minutes. Elisabeth suggests bringing a dinner sandwich.

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