Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom Foreign Documentary (NR) 109 minutes

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM –(NR) OSCAR NOMINEE DZONGKHA with ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  A young teacher in modern Bhutan, Ugyen Dorji (Sherab Dorji) shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superior sends him to the most remote school in the world, in a village called Lunana, to complete his service. He finds himself exiled from the westernized comforts after an arduous eight-day trek just to get there. Then he finds no electricity, no textbooks, not even a blackboard. Though poor, the villagers extend a warm welcome to their new teacher, but he faces the daunting task of teaching the village children without supplies. Wanting to quit, he learns of the hardships in the villagers' lives and begins to be transformed through their amazing spiritual strength.