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  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

    TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL

    General
    Runtime
    124 Minutes
    Cast
    Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Keldon Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam, Chimi Dem
    Consumer Advice
    All ages
    Language
    In Dzongkha with English subtitles
    Shot with solar powered batteries in the Himalayan village of Lunana (population 56), this glorious directorial debut takes place in one of the most secluded and undeveloped areas of the entire world. Ugyen is an aspiring singer living in Bhutan’s capital. He dreams of moving to Australia but first he must finish his final year of teaching service. Slacking on his duties, he is punished by being assigned to “the world’s most remote school”. After an eight-day trek, Ugyen reaches the high-altitude village with more yak dung than people, few amenities, and a bunch of eager-to-learn kids who’ve never seen a car.

    Sunday 22 August