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Bhutanese Movie “Lunana: A Yak within the Classroom” recieves Academy Award Nomination

Filmed in a distant Himalayan village, “Lunana: A Yak within the Classroom,” marks the primary Academy Award nominee for Bhutan.

The Bhutanese movie, Lunana: A Yak within the Classroom has been nominated for Finest Worldwide Characteristic Movie on the 94th annual Academy Awards. The movie, directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji, represents Bhutan’s first ever Oscar nomination, and second ever submission, being the primary in 23 years. The movie additionally received the “Viewers Alternative Award for Finest Characteristic Movie” and “Better of the Fest” awards on the 2020 Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Pageant.

Lunana: A Yak within the Classroom tells the story of Ugyen, a younger faculty instructor, who is distributed to the distant city of Lunana to complete his coaching. All through this expertise, Ugyen should endure the excessive altitude and harsh circumstances to show college students on the distant faculty within the Himalayan glaciers.

The movie is Pawo Choying Dorji’s directorial debut. In an interview with Selection journal, Dorji defined the importance of the movie for Bhutanese illustration, saying, “It has captivated the entire nation, from metropolis dwellers to yak herders within the glacial mountains, from faculty youngsters to Buddhist monks in remoted monasteries. They’ve all expressed how joyful they’re in figuring out {that a} story about our tradition and other people has been acknowledged by the world.”

The movie has been reviewed by The New York Instances, Roger Ebert, Selection, and extra.

The Academy Awards ceremony will happen on March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, stay on ABC.

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