Meet Dawa Drolma, a Tibetan woman and Bay Path College student, and see her award-winning film about Tibet.
Documentary film and director interview with Dawa Drolma
This short film presents the Tibetan way of life and the struggles that her people face in a changing world. Her first film and award-winning documentary explores the art of crafting Buddha sculptures, a tradition the men in her family have carried on for many generations. A post-film interview will allow attendees to learn about Tibetan culture and what inspired Dawa to become a filmmaker.
Bring your family to learn firsthand about Tibetan culture.
About the Author
Dawa Zhanma (Dawa Drolma) is a Tibetan student at Bay Path College who was born in Tibet in a remote valley that still does not have running water and regular electricity. She grew up herding yaks in the Himalayas 13,000 feet above sea level. As a daughter in a traditional Buddhist craft-making family, she became aware of the disappearing cultural traditions in her small valley being brought by modernity. Inspired by English teachers Gerald Roche and Elena Mckinlay, she started collecting and documenting the endangered culture of her ancestors using her pen, cameras, and audio recorders that she borrowed from non-profit organizations that work in her region.
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The spring Kaleidoscope series is underwritten in part by PeoplesBank, which supports Bay Path College’s commitment to providing cultural and educational enrichment to the communities we serve.