Independent Lens

Happiness: A Yak for a Big TV

Clip: Season 16 Episode 5 | 1m 53s

In this scene from the Independent Lens documentary Happiness, the uncle of 9-year-old monk Peyangki talks with other villagers about his plans to sell one of his yaks in order to have enough money to buy a television set. A venture to the big city looms ahead, where “they have different kinds of TVs, big and small.” Will TV become a babysitter for some parents?

Aired: 11/17/14

Rating: TV-PG

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