Sing Me a SongThomas Balmès
A Buddhist monastery in Bhutan has been able to keep internet, smartphones and even electricity out for many years, but has to keep up with the times. The young monks in training discover a whole new world and in no time Peyangki is glued to his cell phone. He once dreamed of becoming a lama, but the temptation of modern times is strong.
This film is part of...
International competition for best documentary. The winning film is awarded the Canvas Jury Award and will be longlisted for the Academy Awards.
Growing up in the 21st century comes with its own challenges. The impact of the internet and social media are undeniable. Older generations like to look back nostalgically at their younger years, before there were smartphones, and when there were less safety rules and hassle. Is today's youth a lost cause? A kaleidoscopic look at the many facets of growing up, back then and right now.
The screening of 26.03 will be followed by a Q&A with the director
The screening of 27.03 will be followed (at 21.15) by a DOCVILLE+ discussion "Do social media make us (un)happy?" (in Dutch)
Directed by Thomas Balmès
Germany, France, Switzerland
2019 100 min.
Subtitles: Dutch, English
Alex Cardon, Ronan Sinquin