A Year In Tibet

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BBC Premiered Jan 01, 2008 Unknown

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  • A Tale of The Monks

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 9/4/08

    "Tibet is changing quickly and the last episode of the series follows three monks at the Pel Kor monastery whose stories highlight these changes. Tsultrim, the deputy head lama: Tsephun is the youngest monk at the Pel Kor monastery, and , Dondrup, a 77-year-old curmudgeonly lama. They share a single room in the monastery: it is a close relationship, but not an easy one. "moreless
  • A Tale of Three Monks

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 9/4/08

    Tibet is changing quickly and the last episode of the series follows three monks at the Pel Kor monastery whose stories highlight these changes.
  • Monks Behaving Badly

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 8/28/08

    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.moreless
  • Faith, Hope and Charity

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 8/21/08

    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. Meanwhile, his five-year old nephew, Ozer, is rushed into hospital with a life-threatening heart condition, plunging the family further into debt.moreless
  • Three Husbands and a Wedding

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 8/14/08

    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 clouds and this has put Tseden out of a job. In the nearby town of Gyantse, Rincheu, a local builder, struggles to find enough workers during the harvest to complete his all-important first government commission.moreless
  • The Visit

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 8/7/08

    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. Despite a last-minute panic with blocked pipes in his hotel rooms and an inspection by the local tourist chief, the Panchen’s visit gives him a late-season windfall.moreless
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