View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
The Song Collector
The Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


The Song Collector
Jun 05

(Erik Koto, United States, 2016, 54 min)

Film subject and director in attendance!

Sunday, Jun 05 at 06:00PM
A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Lamdon School in Ladakh, India.  The Lamdon School is a non-profit K-12 school dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Ladakh's language and culture.

Set high in the Indian Himalaya, Ladakh is home to a rich Buddhist culture and an ancient tradition of folk singing. In the 1960s as economic development thrust change upon Ladakh, Morup Namgyal, Ladakh's greatest folk artist, began his lifelong efforts to preserve his beloved folk songs. Using song as the medium, Morup and his peers sparked a social movement that would bring about profound and enduring change in Ladakh. It was a movement built on education, tradition, and preservation.  

What Morup could not imagine at that time was that he would ultimately embrace development and modernization.

Morup lives with his wife, daughter and ten year-old grandson, Nono. Just as Morup learned the traditional songs from his grandfather, he is now teaching them to Nono. They practice in the living room, perform at wedding ceremonies, and visit Ladakhs monuments to learn the history behind the songs. Despite the intrusions of modern technologies and entertainments, Nono loves learning the folk songs, and to Morups great delight, he is emerging as a talented young artist. However, none of this would be possible without the advantages of development, and Nono is only alive today thanks to the advances of modern medicine.

Through the lives of three generations of the Namgyal family, The Song Collector explores the uneasy relationship between culture and development and ultimately offers a new vision, inspired by the Buddhist concept of the middle path, that seeks to find a beneficial coexistence between tradition and modernization.


The Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR