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Screenings:
Until June 18th at 11:59 pm
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Dreams of Birds Flying in the Sky


Hybrid Panel Discussion
THURSDAY APRIL 21st, 4:15pm to 4:45pm(CDT)
Onsite: In Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Join the online panel here.

Description of the Session

Discussion following movie with film’s producer and educator Mathew J Schuelka, University of Minnesota

Panelists

• Mathew J Schuelka, University of Minnesota

Synopsis

This slice-of-life, multi-character, moving documentary puts us in the shoes of people living with disabilities in Bhutan. Their different disabilities don’t prevent them from pursuing their dreams. “My friends, they enjoy the beauty of nature. Birds might be flying in the sky, it might be snowing on mountain peaks, and then one of nature’s gifts is the rainbow, it might be so splendid, but we can’t see it”. A young man works at a radio station (he is also partly blind). Another stitches uniforms for kids in the village (while in a wheelchair). They all dream of living a meaningful life and, in many different ways, of being an active part of their communities. Dreams that are not so easy to fulfill given the myriad challenges they face in a country known as the land of “Gross National Happiness’’. Much more must be done to support their inclusion. “You should be able to explore all kinds of jobs and unreservedly enjoy your life,” says one of them.

Director

Arun Bahttarai

Country

Bhutan

Bonus Content

CIES 2022 - Trailer
2 mins

Cinematic Spaces of Education Film Festivalette Trailer

Arun Bahttarai
3 mins

Director of DREAMS OF BIRDS FLYING IN THE SKY To make the bonus material available, the virtual cinema requires that you watch the film first.

Live Q & A Recording
10 mins

“DREAMS OF BIRDS FLYING IN THE SKY” LIVE Q & A PANEL, with Mathew Schuelka To make the bonus material available, the virtual cinema requires that you watch the film first.