You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

‘The Voice of the Lake’ Captures Life in a Vibrant Himalayan Village

"Through understanding, I think we can transform and build bonds between us."

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

The Voice of the Lake

Logline: “The Voice of the Lake” takes place in the fascinating Himalayas, portraying the spiritual and cultural life of the Bhutia and Leptcha people living in a remote community in Sikkim, India.

Elevator Pitch:

Best known by its mystic lake, also called “wish fulfilling lake,” this town has been considered a sacred place for some of the most important spiritual teachers who have meditated in the caves surrounding the lake for centuries. Every year this mystical village is the scene for a very important Tibetan Buddhist ceremony that takes place at the same time as a dancing and singing sikkimese competition. Pilgrims from all around come to the lake to join both celebrations.

Production Team:
Georgina Barreiro: Director/DP
Matias Roth: Producer

About the Film:

We want to show the strength and wisdom of this valuable culture. We have to learn from their intimate knowledge of ecosystems, deep respect for nature and connection with their ancestral tradition. In our modern society, ancient cultures around the world are threatened to disappear. We want to continue our journey to raise awareness, trying to bring people closer to ancestral cultures around the world. Through understanding, I think we can transform and build bonds between us. We invite you to be part of this wonderful creative process and support our project!

Current Status: We are fundraising.

Got a project that you’d like to be featured? Submit to Project of the Day!

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Toolkit and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox