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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Summer Pasture | Update | Education a Priority for Nomad Family | PBS

Duration: 06:27
Program: Independent Lens #1322

Premiering May 10, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org In this update with the subjects of the Independent Lens documentary, Summer Pasture, we see Locho and Yama's daughter Tsering Tsomo -- now 5 years old -- and her 3 year old sister, Drolkar Lhamo. Both parents agree that sending their girls to school is a high priority for the family, so that they will have greater opportunities and an appreciation for their Tibetan heritage. Summer Pasture is the story of a young nomadic couple living with their infant daughter in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet. The film offers a rare window into a highly insular community seldom seen by outsiders. In the collective imagination of Tibet, nomads have traditionally occupied a dual role — romanticized as embodying the purest form of Tibetan identity, and mocked as being backwards, uncivilized, and inferior. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org

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Post Date: May 8, 2012