SMS From Shangri-La
Documentary, 75 min.
by Dieter Fahrer, Lisa Röösli
Switzerland, January 2010
“The degree of gross national happiness is more important than the gross national product,” says the King of Bhutan. But can happiness be ordered by decree? We accompany seven Swiss musicians in this mountainous country in the Himalayas. Between concerts we meet the populace living their everyday lives and along the way we learn what really makes them happy. And how about us? Can we find happiness somewhere else? Does the opportunity of globalisation lie therein – that this somewhere else no longer exists? Everything is here and now. And with SMS, far away is always very close.
Open / CloseCredits
World Premiere: January 2010
Original Version: English/Swiss-German/Dzongkha (german subtitles), colour, HD Cam , 75 min.
Dieter Fahrer, Lisa Röösli, Ugyen Wangdi
Editing: Maya Schmid
Location Sound Mix: Balthasar Jucker
Sound Editing: Balthasar Jucker
Sound Design: Balthasar Jucker
Rerecording Sound Mix: Peter Von Siebenthal
Music: Mark Oberholzer, Gilbert Paeffgen, Wege Wüthrich
Animation: Dodo Hunziker
Open / CloseAwards
- Lempaut, Culture & Cultures intercultural film festival, Prix de la meilleure musique 2010