Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

2022 • 109 minutes
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A young teacher in modern Bhutan, Ugyen, shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors send him to the most remote school in the world, in a village called Lunana, to complete his service. He finds himself exiled from his Westernized comforts after an arduous 8 day trek just to get there. There he finds no electricity, no textbooks, not even a blackboard. Though poor, the villagers extend a warm welcome to their new teacher, but he faces the daunting task of teaching the village children without any supplies. He wants to quit and go home, but he begins to learn of the hardship in the lives of the beautiful children he teaches, and begins to be transformed through the amazing spiritual strength of the villagers.
1 review
February 12, 2022
It has been a while since I was moved by a movie. The realistic sincerity of emotion displayed shows the humility of the director and the crew. I guess Norbu did finally come full circle with this one. 🙏
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