Vultures of Tibet

Russell O. Bush, Elisabeth Oakham, Annie Bush | 2013 | 19 min.

2014 Official Selection

In rapidly developing Western China, Sky Burial – a sacred ritual where the bodies of Tibetan dead are fed to wild griffon vultures – becomes a popular tourist attraction. This intimate window reveals the current state of Sky Burial as an anecdote of the larger ideological issues in Tibet today – exploring a world in which nature and culture, humans and animals, spirituality and politics are all interconnected.