Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
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Ugyen is a disillusioned teacher in Bhutan, desperate to escape the country to fulfil his ambitions of becoming a singer. Yet his supervisors commit him to work in Lunana, a village in the Himalayas accessible only after an eight-day trek. Initially daunted by the remoteness and lack of resources, Ugyen soon learns about the villagers, the charming children he teaches and the value of yak dung. Shot on location in the world’s most remote school, Pawo Choyning Dorji’s delightful family feature is a rare depiction of a region that is culturally and visually distinct, while telling a story that is heart-warming and universal. MH
Suitable for age 8+
Official Selection, Busan Film Festival, 2019