The Karakoram Highway (Enhanced DVD)

The Karakoram Highway (Enhanced DVD)
A documentary film about how Pakistan changed, both positively and negatively, when a new highway was built between the Karakoram Mountains in the area.
Item Code: FI-51914

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Product Description:

Life in Pakistan was forever changed in 1986 when the Karakoram Highway was opened to the public. The documentary appropriately titled The Karakoram Highway is a brilliant account of the area, the people affected, and how everything changed. The highway is the highest paved road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan and travels through the Karakoram Mountains through the Kahunjerab Pass. Prior to the opening of the highway, the mountains served as a barrier for the Bagrot people who lived in the area. Since they were shielded from the outside world, life in the area was forever changed. 

The society not only changed, but it changed at a fast pace that brought both positive and negative reactions. The area started growing economically as people traveled across the highway. Tourists came to an area where no one visited for hundreds of years. Many of the natives were not exposed to this way of life until the highway was opened and not all of them knew how to react. Prior to the opening they lived a traditional life free from outside influences. After the opening, they had to learn how to cope and live in a modern society. 

The documentary is a lovely account of how life changed for the people in the area as well as how the dealt with it. Such a drastic change takes a toll on people and the film captures this rarity in a brilliant manner. Life changed forever for the area and any viewer of the film is sure to be touched. 

The Karakoram Highway

  • Enhanced DVD
  • ISBN: 978-1-61753-123-1
  • Run Time: 52 Minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2003
  • CC

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