In Nepal, over 100,000 equines are regularly put to work labouring in brick factories and carrying goods into the high Himalayan mountains. Film-maker Michael Brown travelled alone, following the mules every step of the way, from their birth in India, their sale at the huge Barabanki Fair in Uttar Pradesh, their journey to the brick factories in the Kathmandu Valley, and finally portering as pack animals in the high Himalayas. Sometimes joyful and at times heartbeaking, this film is a beautiful and moving portrait of Nepal’s working mules and the diverse communities that make their living with them.
Director: Michael Brown
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