Kumu Documentary: Dark Red Forest 02/03/2022 | 18:00

Kumu Art Museum
Dark Red Forest. Jin Huaqing Studio
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Kumu Documentary: Dark Red Forest

Dir Huaqing Jin
China 2021, 85 min
In Tibetan, with English subtitles

Introduction by orientalist Märt Läänemets

Once a year, ten thousand Buddhist nuns gather on the top of the Tibetan plateau in Sichuan Province to seek enlightenment in adverse weather conditions. In the Yarchen monastery, they build small wooden huts, reminiscent of coffins, in which they spend the one hundred coldest days of the year. Instead of telling personal stories, we follow the monastery and its daily rituals in action.

We witness the physical transform into the spiritual and the individual transform into the collective, all in perfect harmony with this majestic landscape. Thousands of women clad in red robes become a living forest that grows in defiance of dictatorship, atop the Roof of the World.

Entrance free of charge.
NB! Due to the spread of the virus, please note that we ask all visitors 12 years of age and older to present documents related to the COVID-19 virus with an ID  before entering the auditorium. Read more about the regulations.
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