Those who Care: Faith and Freedom in a Ladakhi Village


2001 / 31 minutes

Directed by
Henriette Levaulx-Vrecourt
Country of production
United Kingdom
Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

In Tia village, in an isolated area of Ladakh - North West India - lives an amchi (a local herbal doctor) and his wife. It is summer - a short season in the Indian Himalayas and the only period of the year when food harvesting is possible, after which the country gets cold and isolated for eight months. Watch as the amchi devotes his time both to this intense process as well as to healing the local community.

Language and subtitles
Original Language with English Subtitles
South Asia
Health / Health care / Healing Archaeobotany / Ethnobotany