Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Released: 2019 Running Time: 110 mins

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Ugyen (Sherab Dorji) dreams of leaving Bhutan and going to Australia to pursue a singing career. But first he must complete one more year of his mandatory government teacher’s contract. When he is posted to Lunana, a remote village high in the Himalayan mountains, he is appalled to find a simple, yak herding community lacking basic amenities such as electricity or even a blackboard in its school classroom. But the enthusiasm of his young students and the unassuming warmth of the village folk buoy his spirits and he must decide whether to return to the city before the gruelling winter sets in or remain in this strange and captivating land.  Subtitled.

Key People:

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji

Writer: Pawo Choyning Dorji

Cinematography: Jigme Tenzing

Production Design: Tshering Dorji

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