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Himalaya: A Path To The Sky (2009)
Hidden high in the Himalayan Mountains is the Phuktal monastery where an extraordinary eight-year-old boy, named Kenrap, lives. He is the reincarnation of a monk that had once lived here, long ago. It is not a life of drudgery and prayers. In fact, all the children act just as you would expect children to be. Playing, learning, and chores make up a full day along with prayers and meditation.
Unlike the children of his age, Kenrap prefers to read, pray and philosophize. His laughter, singing, and joyful smiles remind us he is still a child, though he seems to have the mind of an adult. Join filmmaker Marianne Chaud as she follows young Kenrap to gain an inside glimpse into the life of children in a Buddhist monastery.
ACADEMIE DES CESAR (France) - César Nominee - Best Documentary
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection 2010
TRENTO MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Italy) - Grand Prize