*Summer Pasture*. 2010. USA/Tibet/China. Directed by Lynn True, Nelson Walker

Summer Pasture. 2010. Tibet/USA. Directed by Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Tsering Perlo. In English, Tibetan; English subtitles. 85 min.

In recent years growing pressures from the outside world have posed unprecedented challenges for Tibetan nomads. Rigid government policies, rangeland degradation, and the allure of modern life have prompted many nomadic families to leave the pastures for permanent settlement in towns and cities. Summer Pasture chronicles one summer with a young family amid this period of great uncertainty. With their pastoral traditions confronting rapid modernization, Locho, his wife Yama, and their infant daughter, nicknamed Jiatomah, must reconcile the challenges that drastically threaten to reshape their existence.

  1. Saturday, August 30, 2014,
    7:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  2. Monday, August 25, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    Followed by dscussion with Lynn True and Nelson Walker
    T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies ContemporAsian.