Acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang blurs the border between documentary and fiction to follow a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families and homes in the small village of Nyima to make a Buddhist "bowing pilgrimage"-laying their bodies flat on the ground after every few steps-along the 1,200 mile road to Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet.
Nothing against the Tibetan people who were made to appear in this Chinese propaganda film but that is just what it is. Look closely knowing this and you will see the props and the abundant food and pretend freedom and the fear behind their eyes. Attempting to show relative religious freedom and good life in Tibet where in reality, the people are not allowed even the right to lift their heads and speak freely. If you want to see a real movie about what's really going on then please get the movie 'What Remais of Us'. Then you will see real nomadics other Tibetans living in the reality of Tibet, the world's largest prison.