Yak Dung (Film Screening)

Yak Dung (Film Screening)

Green Docs: From Global to Local
Yak dung pile. Credit: Lanzhe

Yak Dung
Director Lanzhe
2010, China. 50 min.

Starts at 4:30 pm

 

For nomadic families on the Tibetan Plateau, yak dung is a renewable and readily available energy source for staying warm, making sacrifices and providing light. Yak dung is also used to build homes and fences, fertilize grass, and as a medicinal ingredient, detergent, and material for sculptures. It is an indispensable part of the Tibetan culture and livelihood. Living with yak dung is part of a lifestyle that has coexisted with nature for centuries. But more and more people on the plateau are drifting away from this way of life.

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Event Details

8 December 2013
4:30pm - 5:30pm

9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

HK$50 Asia Society members;HK$60 Non-members