Director: Wendy J. N Lee
Country: India / Nepal / USA
Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey documents the journey of 700 eco-pilgrims who undertake an arduous 450-mile trek across the Himalayas in the name of environmental preservation. Despite subzero temperatures and dangerous conditions, the hikers, led by H.H. the Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Drukpa lineage of Tibet’s Kagyu school, collect half a ton of plastic litter, plant over 50,000 trees, and educate local villagers. Shot with solar power by Buddhist monk and cinematographer Ngawang Sodpa, the award-winning film weaves together the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual tradition and environmental activism.