DROKPA འབྲོག་པ། -A Tribute to the Last of the Tibetan Nomads

April 22, 2022 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Ciné Utopia
Av. de la Faïencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce that it is organizing the screening of the movie Drokpa on Friday, 22 April 2022, in Ciné Utopia.

Drokpa is a documentary film by Yan Chun Su and is her  first feature-length documentary. Filmed at the eastern Tibetan plateau among one extended nomadic family for over four years, Drokpa premiered at the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC in October 2016 and it received the EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Feature film at the 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Set in the high plateau of eastern Tibet, Drokpa is an intimate portrait of the lives and struggles of Tibetan nomads whose life is on the cusp of irreversible change.

The grasslands of the Tibetan plateau are home to the source of Asia’s major rivers. Nearly half of humanity depends on this water for survival. Tibetan nomads, known as DROKPA have roamed on this land for thousands of years. In recent decades, these once lush grasslands are rapidly turning into deserts.

With rare access to an extended nomadic family living at the center stage of this drastic and historical change, Drokpa reveals the unprecedented environmental and sociopolitical forces that are pushing the Tibetan nomads to the edge of their existence.

Richly observed daily lives and family relationships, especially those of Tamku, a teenage single mother, Dhongya, a senior nomad and Yithan, a mother of two boys are at once deeply personal and illustrative of the universal issues of gender, freedom, adaptation to a changing climate and the resilience of human spirits.

Location:    Ciné Utopia, 16, Avenue de la Faïencerie,
                        L-1510 Luxembourg, Salle 5
Time:          19h15 – 21h00 (doors open at 18h45)
Language:  French, English, Tibetan with English subtitles
Price:          10 € (cash)

Places are limited. No registration needed. Tickets can be bought at the cinema; cash payments only.
Part of the profit will go to Golog Support Luxembourg.


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