On the invitation and prayers of tribal leaders of Turtuk Village, the Dalai Lama travels to a poor and remote Muslim village at the India Pakistan border. “Turtuk is a little known region located in a remote corner of northern India on the border with Pakistan and Tibet. Turtuk was once part of Baltistan, which is in Pakistan. The village of Turtuk became part of India after the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.
More than a symbolic gesture, the visit results in an invitation by the Dalai Lama to provide a modern education to children from the village while insuring their religious and cultural heritage. Without this film, this amazing story would never be known or seen.
Tibetan, Ladakhi, Balti