Dor, Low is Better

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1988 / 47 minutes

Directed by
Robert Boonzajer-Flaes

The film offers an experimental approach to the comparative study of cultures: the monks of a Tibetan monastery compare their own flutes with the Swiss alphorn and the Dutch windhorn introduced to them by the anthropologist. While the monks agree to play those foreign instruments, they still prefer their own flutes for the performance of ritual music.

Language and subtitles
Original Version with English Subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Tibet
Region
South Asia
Country
Tibet
Keywords
Music / Ethnomusicology Ritual