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  • Film programme "Days of Himalaya Documentaries" | W 21.10 Time 18.00

    Thin Ice

    Õhuke jää |

    Director: Hakan Berthas

    Country: Sweden

    Year: 2006

    Length: 58'

    Language: In Ladakhi and English, English subtitles

    Dolkar, a young Buddhist woman from Ladakh in the Himalayas wants to play ice hockey. She and her friends tries to make ice to skate on, get equipment and coaching. But the biggest problem is that the people in charge don’t think women ice hockey is important. Dolkar contacts the Muslim girls for support. Dolkar is the only one in her family who has been given a chance to study. She studies at the Secmol School. The director of the boarding school supports the girls wish to play ice hockey. When the next year’s tournament is approaching the girls make a new attempt to enter. They have to solve problem by problem: Thin Ice, bad equipment, no coaching. Finally when they find the American coach Deb, they travel over the mountain to the Muslim village Kargil and create a joint team. Dolkar is risking her education and reputation, but then she also becomes the important bridge between the Buddhist and the Muslim society in Ladakh