Summer Pasture
Summer Pasture

Summer Pasture

Director Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Tsering Perlo

Production year 2010

Length 85min.

Country USA/China

SYNOPSIS

The film chronicles one summer with a young family amidst a period of great uncertainty. Locho, his wife Yama, and their infant daughter, nicknamed Jiatomah ('pale chubby girl'), spend the summer months in eastern Tibet's Zachukha grasslands – the highest, coldest, poorest, largest, and most remote county in Sichuan Province, China. The story of a family at a crossroads, Summer Pasture takes place at a critical time in Locho and Yama's lives, as they question their future as nomads. As their pastoral traditions confront rapid modernization, Locho and Yama must reconcile the challenges that threaten to drastically reshape their existence.

Awards

Inspiration Award, Honorable Mention | Full Frame Documentary FF, , 2010

CAST & CREW

Lynn True
Lynn True

Director

Producer(s)

Lynn True, Nelson Walker III

Edit

Lynn True

Cast

Lozon Chopel “Locho”, Sangchip Wangmo “Yama”, “Jiatomah”

Production company(ies)

Visit Films

Lynn True

After growing up in South Korea, India, Chicago, Washington D.C., Arizona’s Hopi reservation and suburban Oregon, Lynn settled in New York City. She received a joint degree in Urban Studies & Architecture from Brown University and began her film career as an assistant editor at NBC News and PBS. She has since gone on to make independent films including Hope (Sundance Channel, 2005) and Lumo (Student Academy Award winner, 2007). Most recently, Lynn has also served as a film programmer at New York’s Maysles Cinema in Harlem where she and Nelson Walker are co-founders and directors of the Tibet in Harlem and Congo in Harlem film festivals.


Filmography

Hope (2005), Lumo ((2007), Summer Pasture (2010)


Nelson Walker
Nelson Walker

Director

Nelson Walker

Nelson Walker began his career working on documentaries for Discovery Channel, History Channel, and PBS’s NOVA. His directorial debut, Hope – a documentary about an HIV+ choir from South Africa – aired on Sundance Channel in 2005. Nelson has worked extensively in Tibet, as a visiting instructor at Tibet University in Lhasa and contributor to the Tibetan & Himalayan Library. His most recent film, Lumo – about a young Congolese woman recovering from a traumatic fistula – won a Student Academy Award for Best Documentary, the President’s Award at the Full Frame Film Festival and aired nationally on PBS’s in 2007. Nelson holds a B.A. from Brown University and an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University.


Filmography

Hope (2005), Lumo ((2007), Summer Pasture (2010)


Tsering Perlo
Tsering Perlo

Director

Tsering Perlo

Tsering Perlo founded Rabsal, a local Tibetan NGO that engages Tibetans in filmmaking to preserve and regenerate Tibetan culture and customs. He lives in Dzachukha County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and graduated from the Sichuan Province Tibetan School. Perlo has worked with numerous organizations, including the Tibet Fund, The Bridge Fund and the Tibetan & Himalayan Library at the University of Virginia. Summer Pasture is his first film.


Filmography

Summer Pasture (2010)

FILMS 2011