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Join us for the NYC Premier! GRANDIR AU LADAKH (GROWING UP IN LADAKH)

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

TUESDAY APRIL 25, 2023 • 6PM Reception. 7pm SCREENING with BEHIND THE MIRROR, and conversation with the director, STANZIN DORJAI GYA • MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER • 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 (between 127th and 128th Streets) Subways:  2/3, 4,5,6, A,B,C,D to 125th Street. RSVP requested to this free event below.




ABOUT THE GRANDIR AU LADAKH

Padma, 12, divides her time between school and home, where she helps her family with daily work. Her life is very different from that of a small European: she lives in Ladakh, a region of northern India, in the remote village of Gya, perched at 4,300 meters above sea level. To go to school, Padma has to travel 72 kilometers by bus! She and her sister Kaskeet attend a boarding school, where they sometimes stay more than two months before returning to their families. Back in Gya, Padma helps her parents and her grandmother to take care of the horses and she celebrates the arrival of spring by working with the others in the field. Watch the French trailer for the film, which will debut in New York with English subtitles at Maysles Center.


AWARDS:

Grand Jury Prize/Best Documentary, Objectif Aventure Paris, January 2019

Best Documentary, River to River Florence Indian Festival, December 2018


SCREENING WITH: BEHIND THE MIRROR

Out of the mouths of babes comes the truth. A group of 26 Ladakhi children, living in a sheltered valley in the High Himalayas embark on a school exchange in France. From their world in a sheltered valley behind a pass at 5700 meters (often closed in winter), these children offer a sobering look at Western lifestyle. Their initial thoughts about France and the contrast to their everyday life back home is often humorous yet poignant.


Join us for an evening with Stanzin Dorjai Gya, internationally acclaimed director, for the NYC premier of his latest film about the powerful bond between children and grandparents in Ladakh. GRANDIR AU LADAKH is sure to inspire us all to remember the vital, heart to heart connection between our youngest and oldest selves.


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