Summer Pasture

Monday, September 27th-Tuesday, September 28th

Lynn True, Nelson Walker, and Tsering Perlo, 2010, 98 mins.

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. This film chronicles one summer with a young family amidst this period of great uncertainty. Locho, his wife Yama, and their infant daughter, nicknamed Jiatomah (“pale chubby girl”), spend the summer months in eastern Tibet's Zachukha grasslands, an area known as Wu-Zui or “5-Most,” the highest, coldest, poorest, largest, and most remote county in Sichuan Province, China.

After the Movie: Q & A with Lynn True and Nelson Walker