A coming of age story about three young Tibetans trying to realize their dreams. The struggle to enter the modern world while holding onto tradition is palpable as a young woman waiver between teaching and a career in Tibetan medicine. Her childhood friends, a monk and a painter, also grapple with which direction their lives will take in this rare and intimate portrait of the daily lives of a new generation of Tibetans.
Yu Qiong, also known as Mengting, is an independent filmmaker. Born in Shanghai, she graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and has long focused her lens on Tibetan culture. One of her films was shown in Krakow, London and Leipzig, and a documentary shot for the Discovery Channel won the Asian Television Awards honor for best illuminating social issues.