89 year old Ammaji lives alone in a nearly abandoned ghost village in the strikingly beautiful Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. Like most of the younger generation her children have moved to far away cities for jobs. But Ammaji refuses to leave her home, the only place her soul is happy, even in the face of encroaching leopards, relentless loneliness and raw, harsh conditions. She is invited to attend a village ceremony and she embarks on a tough journey and makes her way to the temple. On the day of the ceremony a leopard marks its gritty presence by killing a cow in the village.

"Kuldeep Sah Gangola is a very talented editor and filmmaker. His film 'Ghost Villages of Himalayas' has an intimacy and lyricism that transports the viewer." 

-Kristen Nutile, Emmy award winner


“Kuldeep is a natural filmmaker with unique vision and has quickly developed a reputation as a filmmaker to watch out for.”

-Andrea Swift, Chair of Documentary NYFA


“He is truly gifted. His passion and love for cinematography has made him what he is today. His sense of composition and framing is great. He’s a fine emerging filmmaker.”

-Claudia Robinson Raschke, Two times Oscar nominated cinematographer

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Kholakhet, Uttarakhand

Director Kuldeep Sah Gangola with the village people in Uttarakhand, India - Ghost villages of Himalayas