June 1, 2011
Indian motorcycle adventurer Gaurav Jani is working on a new film called »Motorcycle Chang pa«. The film tells the story of Gaurav’s journeys to the Chang pa – a nomadic people living in the Changthang, a high altitude desert in the Himalayas.
Gaurav met the Chang pas first several years ago when he was working on his film »Riding solo«. He felt the work was inclomplete without showing more about Shangthang in the winters – when the Chang pas adapt to endure the minus 40 degree celsius temperatures and high speed winds.
The new film »Motorcycle Chang pa« is about travelling together with the Chang pas for over a whole year – by foot and by motorcycle. In this time the Chang pas accepted Gaurav as a member of their community and called him the – »Motorcycle Chang pa«.
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Get some impressions of the journey with this slideshow.
The man behind the scenes:
Gaurav Jani – explorer, filmer, motorcyclist
Gaurav Jani, also known as Jani, Bhatku (wanderer) or GJ, directs films for Dirt Track Productions. »Riding Solo To The Top Of The World« is his debut film. Gaurav is a travel freak and a biker. He is also the founder member of »60kph, Motorcycle Travel Club India«.
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