The Light of Home and Play: Shorts Program

The Light of Home and Play: Shorts Program

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Audience Sponsor(s)
Various Directors | 
Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China |
  2011-2014 | 
79 minutes

The Palyul Elementary School • Palden Nyandrak, 2014, 30 mins
Palden Nyandrak, a teacher at the Palyul Elementary School, offers us an intimate look at children’s daily life—from the classroom to the playground.

Yak Dung • Dhazey Golog, 2011, 49 mins
With temperatures falling as low as minus 40ºC on the Tibetan plateau, yak dung is a valuable heating source for Tibetan herdsmen. Filmmaker Dhazey Golog explores how this essential resource provides everything from heat and light, to toys and Buddhist figurines.

Guest Curator / Essayist

Yi Cui

Yi Cui was born and raised in northwest China and currently lives between her homeland and Canada. Before starting to make films, she worked in conservation ecology. She received her MFA in film from York University in Toronto. Her body of work consists of experimental, documentary, narrative and essay films. The constant search for poetry and musicality is a recurring theme in her films. Her selected filmography includes: Ying (2011, short), Shadow Puppet (2013), Of Shadows (2016), Late Summer (2017), Through the Looking Glass (2017).