Luana: A Yak in the Classroom documentary and discussion

Join our friends at SCREENSHOT:ASIA and the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh for a free virtual program on Bhutan starting with a screening of the film Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom followed by a panel discussion with members of the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh.

The film tells the story of a young teacher in modern Bhutan who 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, a glacial Himalayan village called Lunana, to complete his service. 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.