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  • Electricity finally arrives in a remote Bhutan village and a boy monk treks to city to acquire a TV.

    Electricity finally arrives in a remote Bhutan village and a boy monk treks to city to acquire a TV.

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  • Peyangki looks at the lights of the city.

    Peyangki looks at the lights of the city.

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  • Little monk Peyangki  and his mother, at their home in Laya in the Himalaya, Bhutan

    Little monk Peyangki and his mother, at their home in Laya in the Himalaya, Bhutan

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  • Peyangki , winter in Laya

    Peyangki , winter in Laya

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  • Peyangki 's sits on a rock, ready to jump, with landscape behind him.

    Peyangki 's sits on a rock, ready to jump, with landscape behind him.

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  • Little monk Peyangki plays on the rooftop and is ready to jump.

    Little monk Peyangki plays on the rooftop and is ready to jump.

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  • Leki and Peyangki play music in the monastery.

    Leki and Peyangki play music in the monastery.

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  • Thomas Balmes, Director/Producer

    Thomas Balmes, Director/Producer

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  • Kaarle Aho, Producer.

    Kaarle Aho, Producer.

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The Film

Peyangki, a 9-year-old monk, has never before left his Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas, where the nearest road is a three-day walk. When connected to electricity for the first time, he treks to the nearest city in search of a television, in a story of the bittersweet seduction of technology and progress.

The Filmmakers

  1. Thomas BalmesDirector/Producer
  2. Patrick WinocourProducer
  3. Juliette GuigonProducer
  4. Kaarle AhoProducer