DIRECTION: Pawo Choyning Dorji
SCRIPT: Pawo Choyning Dorji
PRODUCTION: Pawo Choyning Dorji, Steven Xiang, Stephanie Lai, Jia Honglin
EDITION: Ku Hsiao-Yun
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jigme Tenzing
SOUND: Duu-Chih Tu
The young Ugyen works as a teacher in Bhutan, but he dreams about being a singer in Australia. Due to his attitude, he must stay his last year as a teacher in Lunana, the most isolated village of the country, in the middle of Himalaya.
Pawo Choyning Dorji
Pawo Choyning Dorji (Director & Writer) is a writer, photographer and filmmaker from the Kingdom of Bhutan. Pawo’s introduction to film came in 2012 when he worked as Khyentse Norbu’s assistant for the latter’s feature; Vara: A Blessing. In 2016 he produced the critically acclaimed Bhutanese feature Hema Hema: Sing me a song while I wait. The film had its world premiere at the 69th Festival del film Locarno and went on to win the Special Mention at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is his Directorial debut.