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ReelEarth: Bhutan: If Choki Can Do It

Posted on 8/27/2019 2:27:00 PM in What We're Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

In 2005, Choki Dema learned how to drive. She is the first female taxi cab driver in the entire Trongsa district of Bhutan, and handles every bump in the road with grace and a twinkle of humor. Choki drives strangers over and through the hills. She runs a general store. And also takes care of her elderly parents and friends—and a middle-aged pug! Wearing so many hats would certainly exhaust most people, but Choki makes it all look easy. Join filmmaker Dawa Zangmo for an intimate passenger-side seat in Choki’s taxi cab, taking in the twists and turns of Bhutan’s mountainous roads—and Choki’s life.

Produced by Dawa Zahgmo

About David Conover:

David Conover, a long-term partner of O.A.T. and Grand Circle, is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

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