Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Pawo Choyning Dorji / 109’ / 2019 / Bhutan

DIRECTION: Pawo Choyning Dorji

SCRIPT: Pawo Choyning Dorji

PRODUCTION: Pawo Choyning Dorji, Steven Xiang, Stephanie Lai, Jia Honglin

EDITION: Ku Hsiao-Yun


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.


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