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Explorations: The International Film Series

September 8, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A young teacher in modern Bhutan 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. After an arduous 8-day trek just to get to the village, he finds himself exiled from his Westernized comforts. 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 children without supplies. He wants to quit and go home, but he begins to fall in love with the children he teaches and transforms through the amazing spiritual strength of the villagers.
(110 minutes)

Due to the variety of languages and accents represented, as well as accommodation for the hearing impaired, all films are shown with English subtitles.

There are 2 showings – 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Friday, September 8
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
2019 – Bhutan / Dongkha
Family Drama / Comedy – NR

Admission is Free – Your donations support the series.


Orringer Auditorium, New Bern Campus
800 College Ct
New Bern,
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