Set high on the plateau of eastern Tibet, Drokpa portrays the lives and struggles of one tribe of Tibetan nomads whose life is on the cusp of irreversible change.

The grasslands of the Tibetan plateau are the source of Asia’s major rivers and half of humanity depends on this water for survival. Tibetan nomads, known as DROKPA, have roamed on this land for thousands of years. But in recent decades, these once lush grasslands have been rapidly turning into desert.

With rare access to an extended nomadic family living at the center of this drastic and historical change, the women of the Drokpa reveal the unprecedented environmental and sociopolitical forces that are pushing the Tibetan nomads to the edge of their existence