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Khol Sa Steng: going back to school

A documentary directed by , .

48h delivery


Price: €12.00


The Chi­nese new year cel­e­bra­tions have come to an end at Khol sa teng. Tomor­row the chil­dren are going back to school. Every­body is get­ting ready. It is the story of a day, a day like any other day but not com­pletely like the oth­ers in Khol sa teng , a Tibetan vil­lage of 350 inhab­i­tants, in the Qing­hai, 2,000 kms away from Peking, the cap­i­tal of the North and a sim­i­lar 2,000 kms away from Lhasa the roof of the world. Whether they are farm­ers or shep­herds the inhab­i­tants of Khol sa teng are self-subsistent.

The school, which is out­side Khol sa teng, wel­comes the chil­dren of three vil­lages belong­ing to the same tribe. Two hun­dred chil­dren learn there how to count, read and write Tibetan. The two main prob­lems of Khol sa teng are water and school as its pop­u­la­tion has dou­bled since the cul­tural Rev­o­lu­tion. « We already have the tem­ple, when we have enough water and a school every­thing will be fine »


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