Life in a Monastery - Laos 2014
In the past the educational system in Laos was lead by monks and traditional temple schools, which were established during the 17th century. The significance of these educational establishments dropped immensely during the 1970s as more and more western schools were built. Today these temple schools only seem to be interesting for very poor children, who can't afford their studies in a public school. The documentary movie follows the daily life of a few young novices of the Wat Pha Sa Vietnam Temple who are studying at the Phousi Temple School in Luang Prabang Province.
Length: 52 minutes
Director: Nathalie Pfeiffer
Status: In Post-production