By the RiverThomas Balmès // France, Finland // 2013 // 80 min // Original with English sub. // 15+

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Peyangki is a dreamy and solitary eight-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. Soon, the world will come to him: the village will be connected to electricity and the first television will flicker before Peyangki’s eyes.

Thomas BalmèsThomas Balmès is an independent documentary director and producer. He brings us to people, places and situations of contrast which reveal our society from different and completely new angles, questioning what connects us as human beings; i.e. the mad cow crisis as seen from the Indian perspective or a Papuan tribe being converted to Christianity.