Summer Pasture

Filmed in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet, with unprecedented access to a place seldom visited by outsiders, SUMMER PASTURE is a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of a young couple and their infant daughter during a time of great transition. Locho and Yama are nomadic herders who carve their existence from the land as their ancestors have for generations. But now, as traditional nomadic life confronts rapid modernization, SUMMER PASTURE captures a family at a crossroads, ultimately revealing the profound sacrifice they will make to ensure their daughter’s future.

Filmmakers in person Fri 7/30 at 9:40, Sun 8/1 at 7:50, Mon 8/2 at 9:40, Wed 8/4 at 7:50, & Thu 8/5 at 9:40!

  • Country USA/Tibet/China
  • Language In Chinese and Tibetan with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 86 minutes
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  • Director Lynn True & Nelson Walker, with Co-Director Tsering Perlo

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