DIRECTOR: JIGME LHENDUP
RUNNING TIME: 5 MIN, LANGUAGE: DZONGKHA
A troubled man carefully and deliberately performs his last prayers at the altar, planning to later end his miseries by taking his own life. Determined to escape his pain, can anything stop him now?
RENT AND GRAINS
DIRECTOR: LODAY CHOPEL
RUNNING TIME: 6 MIN, LANGUAGE: DZONGKHA
An old woman sets out from her village to collect food for herself. As she finds herself in a new and terrifying world, she must return home empty handed, confused and devastated. This short experimental film aims to reveal the new and sometimes imbalanced relationship between modernity and tradition in Bhutan, and its emotional effects.
DIRECTOR: DEEPAK UPRETI & POSAN SHARMA
RUNNING TIME: 2 MIN, LANGUAGE: NO DIALOGUE
A silent film showing the importance of water.
WASTE OF LIFE
DIRECTOR: KARMA WANGCHUK
RUNNING TIME: 3 MIN, LANGUAGE: DZONGKHA
Human life is considered extremely rare in Buddhism and only we humans are endowed with mindfulness. Any unconscious act relegates the human to the other lower realms.