Tashi & The Monk—the Back Story

photo of Lobsang and Tashi

Excerpted from filmmaker Andrew Hinton’s Facebook posting on May 14, 2014

Here’s how it happened:

A couple of years ago I was in India researching a project and I received an email out of the blue from a production company in San Francisco looking for a filmmaker in India to visit a remote school called Jhamtse Gatsal. They asked me to film an American student installing educational technology there and told me the best way to reach this place was to fly into an airport called Guwahati.

Jhamtse is a two day drive from Guwahati along bumpy winding roads and tracks dotted with groups of women breaking rocks down to gravel with hammers. By the time we got close my internal organs felt displaced. All I could think was “how on earth am I going to get back?”.

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