Ancient Futures is a remarkable look at the root causes of our environmental and social crises, and a powerful challenge to re-examine what we mean by "progress". Ladakh, or "Little Tibet", is a harsh, beautiful land high in the Western Himalayas of India. A model of sustainable living, the traditional Ladakh culture prospered, virtually free of crime and pollution. Now, centuries of ecological balance and social harmony are eroding as the result of western influences after it was opened to development in 1975. Produced by Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page – the team behind the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness – this documentary is a stark reminder of what we have to lose, and need to protect.