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NOVA - Lost Treasures of Tibet

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"NOVA travels to the Mustang region in Nepal where a small group of Westerners are working with local townspeople to preserve murals on monastery walls.

The program:
- explores the village of Lo Monthang where the way of life has remained the same for the past 500 years.

- discusses Mustang's importance as a last stronghold of Tibetan culture, which was mostly destroyed when China invaded Tibet in the 1950s.

- focuses on the preservation of paintings on the walls of a monastery in Lo Monthang.

- explores the dynamics between Western preservationists and the citizens of Lo Monthang.

- examines the importance of Buddhism in Tibetan culture and the key role the monasteries play in town politics and education.

- documents techniques used by visiting specialists to preserve the monasteries and their paintings.

- shows the technology used by locals to repair the monasteries.

- compares the Renaissance periods that took place simultaneously, yet independently of one another, in Europe and Tibet. ,"

Duration 53m31s
Resolution 720x416
Video format Xvid
Audio format AC3
Language english
Subtitles 0