Daughters of Wisdom Lunch Matters
2007, USA, Bari Pearlman, 68 min.
Daughters of Wisdom is an intimate portrait of the nuns of Kala Rongo, a rare and exceptional Buddhist Monastery exclusively for women situated in remote and rural Nangchen, Tibet. The women here are receiving unprecedented educational and religious training, and preserving their rich cultural heritage even as they slowly reshape it.
Some shy, some outspoken, all committed to the often difficult life they have chosen, the nuns graciously allow the camera a never-before-seen glimpse into their vibrant spiritual community, and insight into their extraordinary lives.
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Filmmaker Bari Pearlman is an award-winning director whose documentary work has been shown at major film festivals and museums around the world, as well as in theaters and on television. Her work has been supported with grants from NYSCA, The Jerome Foundation, The Hartley Film Foundation, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Foundation, as well as residencies at LMCC Swing Space Artist's Residency on Governors Island, and Yaddo.
Her films explore the idea of community, what makes people choose who and with what they identify, and how they navigate that choice. Most recently she completed NANGCHEN SHORTS (2011), a collection of short films about life and ritual in rural Tibet. She is now developing her multi-form documentary LOOKING FOR LEPKE about the notorious gangster who was her grandfather’s first cousin