Shangri-La, Paradise under Construction (2022)

A travelogue through Shangri-La; the fictitious paradise from the classic novel Lost Horizon. Twenty years ago a Tibetan tourist spot in China presented scientific proof that it was the real Shangri-La. In her search for the truth behind the supposed evidence the filmmaker excavates layers of fact and fiction of the area. What words and images have attached themselves to facts? How do stories come into being and how do they shape reality?

Directed by Mirka Duijn & Nina Spiering
Produced by IDA|IDA and De Productie
Premiered at IDFA 2022 – Selected for the Luminous Selection at IDFA 2022