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The "land of the thunder dragon" has rarely promoted any filmmaking endeavors in large part due to the largely Buddhist monarchy's strict attitude toward inviting foreign exposure or viewpoints. However, the arrival of democratization in 2008 may yet change all that.
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Bhutan: Birth of a DemocracyTerra incognita for centuries, Bhutan is now going to become a parliamentary democracy. The documentary offers background information about this transformation and provides an insight into this nearly unknown society and its beliefs. Filmed over two years, the filmmaker had exclusive access to people and...Start your free trial to watch
Travellers and MagiciansKhyentse Norbu’s follow-up to his audience favorite THE CUP is the first feature film ever shot in the tiny kingdom of Bhutan. One of Himalayan Buddhism’s most revered lamas, Khyentse (aka Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche) weaves parallel fable-like tales about two men who seek to escape their mundane lives in...Start your free trial to watch