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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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SUMMER PASTURE
(NR) 85min
[in Tibetan with subtitles]
Jan 17 - 19, 5:30 and 7:30
In the poorest and most remote area of China's Sichuan Province lives a charming and resilient nomadic family of eastern Tibetan yak herders. Documentary filmmakers Lynn True, Nelson Walker, and Tsering Perlo have crafted an accessible and intimate portrait of hardworking Yama, her illiterate but charming husband Locho, and, following Tibetan Buddhist tradition, their yet unnamed baby daughter. They continue their hardscrabble lifestyle while many of their peers have relocated to the city. This exquisite film chronicles a summer spent in the Zachukha grasslands while the pressures of modernization create challenges that threaten to reshape their existence.