Tibetans 2 (Horse Race. Kham Tibetan Area.)
Reel Duration: 7’ 38”
The people of Kham, who are of Tibetan heritage, were once reputed to be fierce warriors, renowned for their horsemanship. At the annual Racing Festival held every year in Sichuan province in Western China, the Kham equestrian skills are amply displayed. This footage has a rare, authentic quality, since the event was not organized by Chinese Tourism authorities. The excitement of the event is raw and visceral, rather than being sanitized for public consumption.