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Set at an ancient nunnery above the majestic Irrawaddy River, A Thousand Mothers is an unprecedented look into the lives of Buddhist nuns in Sagaing, Myanmar, an ancient religious region with one of the largest concentrations of monasticism in the world. The film poetically unfolds to reveal unexpected opportunity and beauty as young orphans find a refuge, an education, and a healthy environment with older nuns who have dedicated their lives to service. A Thousand Mothers is a celebration of this unique life, and its value as a force for good in our troubled world.

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  • Runtime
    39 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Kim Shelton
  • Cinematographer
    Kristen Johnson
  • Editor
    Chris Brown
  • Sound Design
    Judy Karp