ANI, THE NUNS OF YAQEN GAR

 

Eloise Barbieri. Italy. 2019. 54'

17_11_2019  -  17:30 h.

In the mid-80s the Buddhist monk Akhyuk Lama went to meditate on a plateau of eastern Tibet. Several pilgrims gathered around it and founded the Buddhist city of Yaqen Gar. At present there are 20,000 monks, two thirds of whom are women. Eloise Barbieri, this film's director, is the only Western person who has been able to live with a community which is at risk of disappearing due to the intentions of the Chinese government.

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