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The Monk And The Gun film

March 7 @ 7:00 pm

A monky and a llama in Bhutan stand in bright light wtih a restless crowd in the new film set in Bhutan's early days as a democracy. Press image courtesy of Images Cinema
The Monk and the Gun film

The Monk And The Gun captures the wonder and disruption as Bhutan becomes one of the world’s youngest democracies. Known throughout the world for its extraordinary beauty and its emphasis on Gross National Happiness, the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan was the last nation to connect to the internet and television.

And if that weren’t enough change, the King announced shortly afterwards that he would cede his power to the people via their vote and a new form of government: Democracy.

An elderly lama (Kelsang Choejey), recognizing that extraordinary change is about to sweep through his country, is troubled by the possible outcomes. He instructs his young disciple Tashi (Tandin Wangchuk) to set forth into the kingdom and bring him two guns before the full moon to “set it right.”

The young monk is perplexed by his guru’s request, and his familiarity with guns is based solely on images from the only film available on television: James Bond. His quest brings him into contact with a scheming American gun collector Ron (Harry Einhorn), leading to a most unexpected outcome.

The Transnational Asian Film Festival is sponsored by the Williams College Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; the Asian Studies Program; and the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston.

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March 7
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