In 1999, King Jigme Wangchuck approved the use of television and Internet throughout the largely undeveloped nation of Bhutan, assuring the masses that rapid development was synonymous with the “gross national happiness” of his country, a term he himself coined. Told through the extraordinary landscapes of Bhutan and the people that occupy them, Thomas Balmes continues to bear a silent witness on global cultural developments.
Director: Thomas Balmes
2013 / 80 mins
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