'This account of a photography expedition in Tibet goes beyond usual nature documentary territory in its writerly contemplation of the wild.' Guardian
The Velvet Queen is a stunning and profound documentary which follows the elusive snow leopard on the Tibetan plateau. With a powerful soundtrack by Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, the film is available to stream via the Bookshop.org screening room from 29 April, with 50% of the ticket price going directly to independent bookshops.
Available from Friday 29 April [ Click here to stream the film ]
High up on the Tibetan plateau amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Vincent Munier, one of the world's most renowned wildlife photographers takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson (Consolations of the Forest, In the Forest of Siberia) with him on his latest mission. For several weeks, they'll explore these valleys searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.
DIRECTORS Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
MUSIC COMPOSER Warren Ellis
SINGER Nick Cave