For centuries, the women of rural Tibet have been relegated to subservient roles. Regarded as capable of little more than churning butter, bearing children and saying prayers, they have lived servile lives without access to education or the time to practice Buddhism to the same degree as men. In Daughters of Wisdom, the filmmaker creates a vivid, intimate portrait of the lives of these women, and witnesses their culture, a culture on the verge of positive social change realized through education and religious cultivation.
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Note: Bari Pearlman's film Daughters of Wisdom is in no way connected with the Roman Catholic Congregation of Religious Women known as the Daughters of Wisdom.
Special Jury Prize
2008 Trento Film Festival
2007 Brooklyn Intl Film Festival
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