Daughters of Wisdom

In Nangchen, Tibet, it has traditionally been a high honor for a family to have a son become a monk, but to have a daughter become a nun is a burden. Daughters of Wisdom is an intimate portrait of these nuns, who are receiving unprecedented educational and religious training, and preserving their rich cultural heritage even as they slowly reshape it. Some shy, some outspoken, all committed to the often difficult life they have chosen, the nuns graciously allowed our camera a never before seen glimpse into their vibrant spiritual community and insight into their extraordinary lives.

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