The Journey will be screening at the Buxton AdventureFestival on Sunday 3rd November at 3pm and Paul will be presenting the film at Il Grande Sentiero (The Great Path) in Bergamo, Italy on the 16th November and the Alpine Club in London on the 27th November.
Tibetan monks in contemplation of the strange vehicle before them (c) Sharyn Jones.
A great night was had at the State Cinema in Hobart for the launch of The Journey. Thank you to all who came and to Carol Hurst, Sharyn Jones and the staff at the State. Next to enter it for some more festivals and take it on the road around various disability support groups...
Well, it was a year in the making, but the Premiere of our Tibet film 'The Journey' was today at Headway in Hobart. It was a superb turnout and everyone enjoyed it immensely. As Sharyn Jones said "It's always a good feeling when people laugh in all the right places." Sharyn, what a great effort! And Headway What a fine bunch of extroverts! Well done and it really would not have been possible without all our donors help for the Kickstarter project. Again a heartfelt thank you PPX
Yes it's here! Headway Rebuilding Lives as major sponsor of the The Journey have chosen to have the premiere at their headquarters in North Hobart to celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities on December 3rd. This event is invite only. Sharyn Jones of Griffon has made a very moving film and we are hard at work getting DVDs ready for posting out to all our Kickstarter supporters. With heartfelt thanks, PPX
The painting above is a traditional Buddhist Thangka (a way of telling a story in pre-literate Tibet). It just arrived from Kathmandu and depicts our journey. In top-Right is Lhasa and the Potala Palace - bottom-Left Kathmandu, The Himalayas separating them and the Friendship Highway snaking through the landscape. It shows Carol and I in numerous points along the road and even a Yeti on the mounainside!
The Mercury Newspaper misreported the date of the film launch at theState Cinema. At the moment there is no date set and it may be an in house event for Headway. It is looking like Late January at this stage for a finished film. Sharyn is doing a wonderful job of editing the film already!
Next week I'm taking my trike to South Hobart Primary School to show the Kinder kids and giving them a short slideshow of our trip too.
Crazy Zhangmou: the border town on the Chinese side. The last town on the Friendship Highway. There must be 20 Switchbacks on what seems a near vertical hillside! The richest place in Tibet because of all the contraband.
We had a guide - Jenny - to show us a non-suicidal route into Kathmandu. We rode through a convoluted matrix of villages and back streets, past monkeys and temples, a mass of motor-bikes - with people wearing - god forbid - helmets.
All the way to the guest house and THE END OF THE TRIP!!!
All fit and strong and enjoying the thick atmosphere at 1200m.
I think Sharyn has got enough awesome footage to make a damn good film. Thanks again for all your support.