“Summer Pasture” is the story of a young nomadic couple living with their infant daughter in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet. The film offers a rare window into a highly insular community seldom seen by outsiders. In the collective imagination of Tibet, nomads have traditionally occupied a dual role — romanticized as embodying the purest form of Tibetan identity and mocked as being backwards, uncivilized and inferior.
Watch Tibetan Nomads Negotiate the Crossroads Between Tradition and Modernity on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
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