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August 12, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom" *For Adults

Friday, August 12, 2022

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” in which an aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan and who dreams of getting a visa to move to Australia is transferred to the most remote school in the world.

 The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact with any questions.


A disillusioned schoolteacher is transferred to the most remote school in the world, cut off from modern life deep in the Himalayan glaciers. In a classroom with no electricity or even a blackboard, he finds himself with only a yak and a song that echoes through the mountains. 

Running Time: 110 mins

Year: 2021

Filmmakers: Pawo Choyning Dorji 

Features:  Chimi Dem, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam, Sangay Lham, Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup

Language: Dzongkha

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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