Everyone wonders what would happen if they could relive a momentous time of their lives with the benefit of experience and hindsight. This was a possibility facing Mila Jansen.
Mila Jansen was a rebel in Amsterdam in the Sixties, a hippy in India in the Seventies, a single mother with 4 teenage kids in the eighties and nineties in Amsterdam, and now a successful businesswoman in the world of Hemp.
In 1976 she undertook a trek, high up in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas. This trek turned out to be a life changing journey with poignant consequences.
Mila’s Journey follows her decision to return after more than 30 years to try and find her Tibetan guide, Tashi, and experience the original trek again.
The resulting documentary shows Mila’s experiences – physical and emotional – as she relives and recalls memories so vivid that the past becomes as alive as the present.
The film also parallels footage from old 8MM film with contemporary footage and shows all the changes, positive and negative, that have occurred in this mystical, faraway location.
Perhaps, above all, the film pays homage to the romance, power and consequences of Love: love of a man, love of a culture, love of freedom, adventure and, above all, female independence.