Dor, Low is Better

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© Boonzajer-Flaes
47 minutes / Colour / 1988
Directed by
Robert Boonzajer-Flaes

Country of production

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