2018 VIEWFINDERS COMPETITION WINNER
NYC PREMIERE This beautiful observational portrait of childhood is set in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on the border between Nepal and India, the birthplace of the Buddha. Director Yuqi Kang reveals the emotional dynamics of five-year-old Hopakuli and his older brother Chorten as these young novice monks attempt to balance the rituals and disciplines of the monastery with the distractions of modern life, where the allure of video games competes with their lessons and meditation.
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Director: Yuqi Kang
Producer: Producer Yuqi Kang, Producer Maro Chermayeff, Producer Sean Farnel, Co-Producer Amitabh Joshi, Co-Producer Riga Shakya
Cinematographer: Yuqi Kang, Amitabh Joshi, Paola Ochao
Editor: Yuqi Kang
Music: Martin Zaulich
Country: Canada, China