Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Bhutan, 2019 / 109 Mins

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji

Starring: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung

When Ugyen, a day-dreaming but discontented young teacher, is posted to a school in theremote village of Lunana, dizzyingly high up in the Himalayan glaciers, he is disheartened to find a simple yak herding community lacking basic amenities such as electricity or even a blackboard. But the enthusiasm of his young students and the unassuming warmth of the village folk buoy Ugyen's spirits and he must decide whether to return to the city before the grueling winter sets in or remain in this strange and captivating land.