The Monk and the Merchant

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What happens when a 30-year-old Lama walks away from the monastery to become a merchant?
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From the age of 6, Sonam dreamed of becoming a Buddhist monk. But after living that dream for 24 years, he walked away from monastic life to chase success in business and romance. This documentary follows 29-year-old Sonam for 6 years and shows the young Tibetan’s struggle to find contentment in life while trying to balance his ideals with reality in a rapidly evolving China.


Program Info

Title The Monk and the Merchant The Monk and the Merchant
Stage In Production 撮影中
Duration 52 min. 52分
Location China 中国
Production Format HD
Genre Human documentary ヒューマン・ドキュメンタリー
Director Shi-wei Kang 康 世偉(カン・シーウェイ)