A Gesar Bard’s Tale



82’, 2013.
DIRECТED BY: Donagh Coleman
SCRIPTWRITER: Donagh Coleman, Lharitgso
EDITED BY: Timo Peltola
PRODUCED BY: Jouko Aaltonen

Since he was 13, the illiterate Tibetan (the northeastern Himalayas, Central Asia) nomad Dawa has had a ‘a gift’ of telling The Epic of King Gesar, which is believed to originate from the 12th century and is part of the oral tradition of many peoples in Central Asia. Therefore, within his community, he is believed to be a holy person and the state has designated him as a bearer and guardian of China’s intangible cultural heritage.