The Son of a Herder

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<i>The Son of a Herder</i>. 2014. China. Directed by Tashi Chopel. 64 min. Courtesy of Chopel and Trace Foundation
  • The Son of a Herder

    2014. China. Tashi Chopel. 64 min.

World premiere
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
  • The Son of a Herder

    2014. China. Directed by Tashi Chopel. A herder’s son, Gonpo Tseden, has just completed training at a vocational school and is eager to reorient his ideals and ambitions beyond pastoral life. But reality presents him with a challenge and burdensome responsibility—horse racing, nomadic migration, and an illness in the family all compel him to follow the traditional role and values of a herdsman. This film, gorgeously shot in eastern Tibet’s Zehok region, shows us an unembellished portrait of the life of a plateau herder, an existence caught between ideals and reality, modernity and tradition, and individual choices. In Tibetan; English subtitles. 64 min.

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Image: The Son of a Herder. 2014. China. Directed by Tashi Chopel. 64 min. Courtesy of Chopel and Trace Foundation