CiTR Documentaries Episode May 22, 2017

Lhamo and the Princess

12:00am - 12:30am

Lhamo & the Princess is the story of an undefinable relationship that began in Lhasa, 60 years ago. In the last days of Tibet’s sovereignty, a young girl named Lhamo is chosen for a life of servitude. Under Tibet’s entrenched class system, Lhamo is bound to serve a local aristocrat. With reverence, she refers to this aristocrat not by name, but by the title “Princess.” Though beautiful, the princess is cruel. Lhamo resigns herself to a fate of belittlement and abuse, until a massive change redirects her course.

Produced by Alex de Boer and Kunsang Kyirong for CiTR Docs Season 2. Find more info here: