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Sky River of the Himalayas
Year: 2017
Run-Time: 3 x 52 min.

Directed by Klaus Feichtenberger, Jeremy Hogarth and Heinz Leger

A co-production by ORF, CCTV10 and ZDF in association with ARTE France and ORF-Enterprise, Produced by pre tv, dreiD.at and EOS Films in association with CITVC
Available worldwide except for Germany, France, Asia and Africa

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , German (SUB TITLE) , French (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , , 16:9
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Sky River of the Himalayas

Brahmaputra - Der große Fluss vom Himalaya

Part I: From the Source to the Gorge  
Part II: From the Forest to the Plains 
Part III: From the Plains to the Ocean  

It begins as the world's highest major river. It thunders through the planet's biggest gorge and flows past Asia's biodiversity  hotspots, teeming with wildlife. United with the Ganges, it forms the world's greatest river delta. As it passes through each of the Earth's climate zones, the Sky River becomes a motor for the Monsoon that determines a third of the world's weather and dominates the lives of more than a billion people. This groundbreaking documentary explores the entire length of the river whose Hindu name - Brahmaputra - means «Son of Creation». 

Part I 
Beneath the glaciers of Tibet's 8,000-metre peaks, Chiru antelopes race at 100kph in the thin air of Tibet's harsh high plateau, warmed by the coats that make theirs the world's most valuable fleece. Nomads give way to farmers, and then the river thunders into the world's deepest and longest chasm - the Tsangpo Gorge.


Part II 
follows the gorge with its red pandas and isolated human settlements, emerging into India's temperate forests where Gee's golden langurs and macaques roam and clouded leopards hunt. The river skirts the Himalayas to discover Assam's luxuriant green monsoon-and-tea country with its iconic one-horned rhinos, elephants, black-tailed pythons and the last wild pygmy hogs.


Part III 
enters the low, steamy plains of Bangladesh, where people must fight the river, forever threatening to tear away their homes and villages; but they work with nature too, making bridges from tree roots, catching fish helped by dolphins and otters, and learning to live beside poisonous snakes and swarms of bees.


Awards: Kamera Alpin Austria 2017: Kamera Alpin Austria Award, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2018: Best International Co-Production Documentary with China Awards: Kamera Alpin Austria 2017: Kamera Alpin Austria Award, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2018: Best International Co-Production Documentary with China

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