Yonten Gi Kawa depicts life in the rural area of Bhutan. Day by day, 11 year old Sherab Dorji walks three hours to school along with the other children in the village. They walk to school, singing together. The road leads across a mountain and through the woods. The parents constantly fear of their children meeting up with wild animals along the path. When Sherab walks the last part by himself in the evening, he prays aloud to fight his fear. They walk so much, his father says, that their socks tear within a week. Sherab's parents depends on subsistence farming. The mother and sister are seen out late in the night .
Awards for Yonten gi kawa (price of knowledge)
1) 'Certificate of Merit' from the San Francisco
International Film Festival 2000
2) Best Documentary Award
10th International Film Festival, Nuoro, Italy. 2001
3) Award from
IndieKINO International Film Festival in Korea.
4) Short listed for the Japan Prize Award