Bhutan revealed at Sawyer Memorial
GREENE – Filmmaker Tom Sterling will present “Bhutan – The Cloud Kingdom,” at the Sawyer Memorial on Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8.
Bhutan is one of three small countries between China and India, along with Nepal and Tibet. Bhutan has never been invaded by a foreign power, so many of its monasteries and art treasures are largely intact, according to Web site.
There is only one highway through the country, where roadwork and paving are still done by hand. In Bhutan, mechanization has made few inroads into farming practices, so it is common to see cultivation with wooden plows and oxen, the Web site continues.
Sterling’s film explores the customs, the people and the wildlife of this remote land.
Sterling has made appearances across Canada and the U.S., including engagements at National Geographic, Carnegie Mellon, The Museum of Natural History in New York City, The Smithsonian, Chicago Geographic and Golden Gate Geographic.
According to his Web site,, Sterling holds a bachelor’s degree as an interpretive field naturalist from the University of Michigan and has made numerous television specials and films from around the world.
The Sawyer programs will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Friday. Admission is free. Fore more information call 946-5311.

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