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Summer Pasture

Filmed in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet, with unprecedented access to a place seldom visited by outsiders, SUMMER PASTURE is a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of a young couple and their infant daughter during a time of great transition. Locho and Yama are nomadic herders who carve their existence from the land as their ancestors have for generations. But now, as traditional nomadic life confronts rapid modernization, SUMMER PASTURE captures a family at a crossroads, ultimately revealing the profound sacrifice they will make to ensure their daughter's future.

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Jang Guncho Association Annual Debate

In summer 2010, Rabsal filmed a special event in the grasslands of Eastern Tibet. Debate is an important practice in Tibetan Buddhism, where monks engage in the practice of argument and counter-argument over the principle tenets of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. The process is one of mutual learning. The Jang Guncho Association annual debate event brought together 2000 monks over two weeks to practice debate and learn from each other. Click here for a first draft trailer of this film.

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