Lord of Darjeeling (Le seigneur de Darjeeling)

Genre: Social Documentary
Duration: 52′
Director(s): Xavier de Lauzanne
Producer(s): François-Hugues de Vaumas, Xavier de Lauzanne
Production: Aloest Productions
Distribution: Terranoa
DVD Editor: Aloest Productions
TV Broadcasting: France5, FranceO, Arte, Planète, Discovery, Suède, Espagne, Japon, Inde…

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  • Agricinema Festival – World Agriculture Prize
  • Agricinema Festival – Grand Prize
  • Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Cinéfeuille Festival – Official Selection


At the farthest reaches of India and Nepal, in Darjeeling, Rajah Banerjee, the owner of a family tea establishment was the first one to dedicate himself to organic agriculture and fair trade, though he produces one of the most sought-after teas in the world. He is a  charismatic figure who sees growing tea as a true way of life. He roams his otherworldly gardens on horseback and elegantly makes us think about the possible harmony between man and nature.