Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Pawo Choyning Dorji

110 min

Lunana: A Yak in the ClassroomLunana: A Yak in the Classroom



A young teacher in modern Bhutan, Ugyen, shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors send him to the most remote school in the world, a glacial Himalayan village called Lunana, to complete his service. He finds himself exiled from his Westernized comforts after an arduous 8 day trek just to get there. There 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 any supplies.

Data sheet

Where to watch?




Unavailable in theaters

Unavailable to watch at home