Lynn True, Nelson Walker
United States / 2010 / 85'
This film provides an insight into the life of a young Tibetan family that is struggling to reconcile its traditional lifestyle with the rapid modernisation of society. Locho, his wife Yama and their young daughter Jiatomah spend the summer months on the prairies of Zachukha, in Eastern Tibet, the coldest, highest, largest and remotest county of Sichuan. It is the tale of a family standing at a crossroads: Locho and Yama must decide whether to continue their lives as nomads or to change their existence and adapt to modernity.
Lynn True is a director and writer. After having grown up in South Korea, India, Chicago, Arizona and Oregon, she settled in New York. She graduated in Urban Studies and Architecture at Brown University and began her film career as assistant editor at NBC News and PBS. Since then she has continued to make films, including "iThemba/Hope" (2005) and "LUMO" (2007). Together with Nelson Walker, she has founded and directed the Tibet in Harlem and Congo in Harlem film festivals.
Nelson began his film career working on a number of documentaries for Discovery Channel, History Channel and PBS NOVA. In 2005 he made his first film "iThemba/Hope" with Lynn True. He has lectured on cinema at Tibet University in Lhasa and works with the Tibetan & Himalayan Library. He also obtained a master’s degree in film direction at the Columbia University School of the Arts.