Summer Pasture

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In recent years, growing pressures from the outside world have posed unprecedented challenges for Tibetan nomads. Rigid government policies, rangeland degradation, and the allure of modern life have prompted many nomadic families to leave the pastures for permanent settlement in towns and cities. Summer Pasture is a feature-length documentary that chronicles one summer with a young family amidst this period of great uncertainty. Locho, his wife Yama, and their infant daughter spend the summer months in eastern Tibet's Zachukha grasslands, the highest, coldest, poorest, largest, and most remote county in Sichuan Province, China. With their pastoral traditions confronting rapid modernization, Locho and Yama must reconcile the challenges that threaten to drastically reshape their existence. -- (C) Official Site

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  • The filmmakers may not explain everything that passes before their cameras (why is caterpillar fungus such a hot commodity?), but that's part of the intrigue in this vanishing way of life.

    December 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/4
  • Has an earthy intimacy and compassion for its subjects that will have you thinking about their plight long after they've packed up and moved on for winter.

    September 15, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The success of a documentary so often hinges on the choice of subjects as much as the topic, and directors Lynn True and Nelson Walker hit the jackpot with Yama, Locho and their unnamed infant daughter.

    August 19, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The subjects-a husband and wife struggling to make ends meet, mostly for the well-being of their infant daughter-are eminently engaging.

    August 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

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  • Anything but a romanticized portrait of a primitive society of people living a purer, closer-to-the-earth existence than the rest of humanity.

    August 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • Summer Pasture is remarkable not merely for documenting the disappearing way of life, but for registering the depth of Yama and Locho's uncertainty about moving on from it.

    August 9, 2011 | Full Review…

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