Travel by Train to Tibet
Reel Duration: 35’05”
As The Qinghai–Tibet Railway, climbs into thin air across the vast Chang Tang Plateau, (alt: 20,000ft) Tibetan, Uyghurs and Chinese passengers make their way to Lhasa, capital of the Tibetan “Automous” Region. The 1,142 km (710 mi) section between Golmud (Qinghai) and Lhasa was inaugurated on 1 July 2006.
Here is a selection of insights and panoramas taken from the train, in 2009; edited with an original score by Jeff Trueman. (Music Rights Clearances apply. High Gravity Sounds.)
These footage were taken while in production for “High Train to Tibet” (see films section).
This clip is in Homage to Albert Maysles.