Happy Dox


Thomas Balmès
Screening time  
24.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
The arrival of television in a village in Bhutan.

Peyangki is a dreamy and solitary eight-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. Soon, the world will come to him: the village will be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Peyangki’s eyes.


Thomas Balmès

Thomas Balmès, born in 1969 in France, is an independent documentary director and producer. He brings us to people, places, and sharply contrasting situations that reveal our society from different and completely new angles – the Bosnian war from the viewpoint of Masai warriors, the mad-cow crisis seen from the Indian perspective, a Papuan tribe being converted to Christianity, glimpses of childhood from all around the planet. His films ask questions about what connects us all as human beings.

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France, Finland
2013, 80', DCP

Directed by:
Thomas Balmès

Thomas Balmès, Nina Bernfeld

Edited by:
Alex Cardon, Ronan Sinquin

British Sea Power

Thomas Balmès, Patrick Winocour, Juliette Guigon, Kaarle Aho

Produced by:
TBC Productions, Quark Productions, Making Movies

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2014 – Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary; International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA 2013