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Year in Tibet, 1, The Visit
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Year in Tibet, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
The Panchen Lama, the highest-ranking Buddhist living in Tibet today, pays a sudden visit to the local monastery and throws the monks into turmoil. For Tsephun, a novice monk, the visit proves to be the most exciting day of his life. In the town, Jianzang, a local hotel owner, is worried about the lack of business...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Year in Tibet, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
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Year in Tibet, 2, Three Husbands and a Wedding
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Year in Tibet, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
It is autumn in southern Tibet and everyone is pulling together to get in the harvest. Like all farmers, Dundan is worried most about hailstones flattening his crops. In the past, his brother, Tseden, the local shaman, protected the fields with his spells. Now the local government has installed guns to disperse th...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Year in Tibet, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
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Year in Tibet, 3, Faith, Hope and Charity
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Year in Tibet, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
The monks in the Pel Kor monastery begin their elaborate preparations for New Year, one of Tibet’s biggest festivals. In the town, meanwhile, Lhakpa, a local rickshaw driver, struggles to earn money as winter approaches. He embarks on a scheme to buy and sell puppies – but with disastrous consequences. Meanwhi...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Year in Tibet, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
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Year in Tibet, 4, Monks Behaving Badly
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Year in Tibet, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
It is now mid-winter in southern Tibet, where temperatures regularly fall 20 degrees below freezing. In the Pel Kor monastery in Gyantse, the director, Choephel, discovers that some irreplaceable statues have been stolen and suspects it is an inside job. But the theft gives the local Communist Party an excuse to p...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Year in Tibet, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
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Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 1, The Visit
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
The Panchen Lama, the highest ranking Buddhist living in Tibet today, pays an unexpected visit to the local monastery and throws the monks into turmoil. A local hotel owner is worried about the lack business. In the nearby village of Tangmai, a young farmers wife is rushed into hospital with complications with her...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
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Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 2, Three Husbands and a Wedding
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
It is autumn in southern Tibet and everyone is pulling together to get in the harvest. Like all farmers, Dundan is worried most about hailstones flattening his crops. In the past his brother Tseden, the local shaman, protected the fields with his spells. Now the local government has installed guns to disperse the...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
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Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 3, Faith, Hope and Charity
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
The monks begin preparations for New Year, one of Tibet's biggest festivals. Lhakpa, a local rickshaw driver, struggles to earn money as winter approaches. He embarks on a scheme to buy and sell puppies, with disastrous consequences. Hotel owner Jianzang gets involved in a court case which has a surprising outcom...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
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Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 4, Monks Behaving Badly
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
In the Pel Kor monastery, the director Choephel discovers that some irreplaceable statues have been stolen and the theft gives the local Communist Party an excuse to put in a government 'work team' to weed out monks they think are behaving badly. Lhakpa heads north in search of a lucrative job on a building site,...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
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Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 5, A Tale of Three Monks
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directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
Deputy head lama Tsultrim has to juggle running the monastery whilst complying with a myriad of government restrictions. Young monk Tsephun lives and works with his master Dondrup, a curmudgeonly old lama. Tsephun helps his master with the day-to-day jobs of cleaning and tidying; in return, Dondrup teaches Tsephun...
directed by Sun Shuyun, 1960-; produced by Peter Firstbrook, fl. 1977-2012, in Year in Tibet, Series 1, Episode 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
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