2011 /

UB Lama

50 min.  –  Documentary  –  50 min., color  –  2011 ,   Nominum
Director : Eglė Vertelytė
Cinematographer : Otgon Gesu
Music : Titas Petrikis
Producer : Arūnas Matelis, Lukas Trimonis

A problematic 11 year-old Mongolian kid Galbatrakh (Galaa), who has no father, tries to survive in Mongolian yurt district by selling goods in the black market and skipping his school. However, one day his mother decides that Galaa should try becoming a lama, a Buddhist monk. This becomes boy’s dream and a plan of survival. Galaa visits Pethub, one of the most disciplined Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia, and tries to be accepted. In order to achieve this aim, he needs to study hard, get permission from different high lamas and pass through complicated bureaucracy of the monastery. Will he succeed?