As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet's King Gesar.
Shot over one year, this film is an intimate portrait of Jon, a reindeer breeder who lives above the Arctic Circle. He shares with us his daily life and his doubts about the future of the Sami community.
In 1971, filmmaker Peter Robinson and a small crew entered a world of anarchic madness and healing compassion unlike any other. Asylum records their seven week stay in a London row-house where the inmates literally run the asylum.
At age 23, Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Today, she’s known around the world as an outspoken disabled woman and leading advocate for disability rights.
The film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgendered people, as well as the confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity as reflected in the rigid binary view of the world generally held by society.