Documentary Films

Kung fu Nuns


A 22 minute, HD documentary, directed by Chandramouli Basu, produced by Arjun Pandey and Ambica Kapoor, a film by 24 Frames as part of TVE (Television for the Environment) Life series on the BBC.
The film is told through the eyes of Kunzang, a 26 year old, who has been a nun for the past nine years. They are rehearsing to do a spectacular Dragon Dance. Something that women in this region have not been permitted to do for centuries. With 10 nuns moving each unwieldy tubular dragon in coordination with the beating drum is not as simple as it looks.