Quark Productions


by Thomas Balmès


Peyangki is a dreamy and solitary eight-year-old monk living with his mother in a remote village in Bhutan. TV will soon come to the village. With his uncle, Peyangki takes a three-day journey to the capital where he will buy a TV set and discover the city lights. Does TV bring happiness ?

Sundance 2014 - Best Cinematography Award - World Cinema Documentary Competition
Idfa - Masters 2013
DocPoint Helsinki 2014 
Zagreb Dox 2014
One World (International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival) - Prague 2014
San Francisco International Film Festival 2014
Planete+ Festival 2014 - Warsaw
Doc Edge Film Festival 2014 - Auckland
Etonnants Voyageurs 2014
Margaret Mead Festival 2014
Kyiv International Documentary Film Festival - Ukraine - Best Director Award


Directed by Thomas Balmès
Edited by Alex Cardon, Ronan Sinquin

Length 75'
Format 16/9

With the participation of BBC, PBS, YLE, DR, SVT, BBF, YesDocu, VRT

With the support of the Région Ile-de-France, the CNC, the MEDIA programme of the European Union, the Finnish Film Foundation, the AVEK, the PROCIREP & the ANGOA

© ARTE France / TBC / Quark / Making Movies / WDR / NHK - 2013