The 2017-18 Travel and Adventure Film Series begins with Tom Sterling and the film “Tibet: A Light in the Darkness” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 in Beem Center Room 200, located on the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) campus.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, or $20 for a season ticket (save the price of a single admission), available at the door. For information, call the NIACC Continuing Education office at 641-422-4358.

Tibet is a mystical abode of Buddhist lamas, Shangri-la, yams, and the tallest mountain in the world. With its poetic visual style, the film lets viewers witness events rarely seen by tourists.

Travel by Landcruiser and horse cart to “the top of the world,” explore Buddhist monasteries, join pilgrims on a holy Kora, camp beside a sacred lake, and sing with blind children.