Every year, Amchi Karma Chodon travels to the most remote areas in Ladakh to raise awareness on women and child healthcare. Before her last journey, she stops by a village near the Tso-Moriri Lake (the highest lake in the world) where she tries to reach the nomads to provide preventive healthcare knowledge. She advocates for the education of young amchis, as she thinks raising and empowering youth will promote a more sustainable public healthcare model. The film tells the story of her last journey into the wilderness of the harsh and difficult landscape of the Himalayas, giving a glimpse of a life of an inspirational teacher dedicated to social work and public healthcare. It also questions the future of Amchis, which has become a tradition under the threat of extinction.
Eda Elif Tibet is a graduate research student and teaching assistant at the School of Anthropology and Conservation in University of Kent. She’s been carrying out research among the cave dwellers of Cappadocia since 2009, seeking to understand the consequences of the development of tourism among the households with an emphasis on the surrounding landscape. The documentary “28 Days on the Moon” is the first documentary she’s produced. She’s also published two academic papers on the same issue.