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Fifty years after Nicolas Bouvier’s journey from Geneva to Sri Lanka, Gaël Métroz follows the author’s footsteps with his camera. Although he wanted to revive Bouvier’s account, he ultimately tells his own story. While the Orient has changed a great deal since “l’Usage du Monde”, the fascination of this world continues to captivate. The danger and beauty of a journey which loses its innocence.
At the Pakistan-Afghan border, the last pagan Kalash 3000 live surrounded by the Muslim community and the Afghan refugees. Among them, Najiba, a young woman must choose between converting to Islam, joining the modern world or enabling her tradition to continue.