Join the MoMA and Trace Fondation for the opening reception of the ContemporAsian film series with the screnning of YARTSA RINPOCHE (Precious Caterpillar) of Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, for its North America premiere on Thursday August 21 at 7:00 pm.


YARTSA RINPOCHE (Precious Caterpillar)
Directed by Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang
2013| 101 min|China / France|
In Tibetan |English subtitles

Cordyceps sinensis (in Tibetan, Yartsa-gunbu) has been called “Tibet’s golden worm” and “The Viagra of the Himalayas.” When it was discovered 30 years ago as a natural remedy, it became a boon to Tibetan nomads. Today, some nomadic Tibetan communities bring in as much as 80% of their income collecting it. Yartsa Rinpoche follows Darlo, an elder in the Amdo region, who with his family forms a group of 30 that treks 800 kilometers to collect the “worm,” while exploring its larger implications.


The Museum of Modern Art presents as a special focus, Lens on Tibet, a 13-film exibition of recent tibetan documentary and narative films.On this occasion, come to meet Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, the tibetain poet and director for a special Q&A after the screening.

This Chinese/French coproduction will be shown from August 21 to August 31!

The full schedule at MoMA can be found here.


More information @ MoMA

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MoMA Titus 2 Theater 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019

MoMA and Trace Foundation Presents YARTSA RINPOCHE - PRECIOUS CATERPILLAR

When
August 21, 2014
Where
MoMA
Titus 2 Theater
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Join the MoMA and Trace Fondation for the opening reception of the ContemporAsian film series with the screnning of YARTSA RINPOCHE (Precious Caterpillar) of Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, for its North America premiere on Thursday August 21 at 7:00 pm.


YARTSA RINPOCHE (Precious Caterpillar)
Directed by Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang
2013| 101 min|China / France|
In Tibetan |English subtitles

Cordyceps sinensis (in Tibetan, Yartsa-gunbu) has been called “Tibet’s golden worm” and “The Viagra of the Himalayas.” When it was discovered 30 years ago as a natural remedy, it became a boon to Tibetan nomads. Today, some nomadic Tibetan communities bring in as much as 80% of their income collecting it. Yartsa Rinpoche follows Darlo, an elder in the Amdo region, who with his family forms a group of 30 that treks 800 kilometers to collect the “worm,” while exploring its larger implications.


The Museum of Modern Art presents as a special focus, Lens on Tibet, a 13-film exibition of recent tibetan documentary and narative films.On this occasion, come to meet Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, the tibetain poet and director for a special Q&A after the screening.

This Chinese/French coproduction will be shown from August 21 to August 31!

The full schedule at MoMA can be found here.


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