Independent Lens: Summer Pasture

Independent Lens: Summer Pasture

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 7:30pm

Summer Pasture is a rare glimpse into the life of a family at a crossroads.

Locho, his wife Yama, and their infant daughter live in the grasslands of Dzachukha, eastern Tibet, a region nicknamed “five-most” for being the highest, coldest, poorest, largest, and most remote area in Sichuan Province, China. They depend on their herd of yaks for survival, just as their ancestors have for generations. But in recent years, Dzachukha has undergone rapid development, posing unprecedented challenges to nomadic life. Summer Pasture airs Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524).

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