• Black Goat

    Directed by Tang Yi
    Nepal/USA | 12 minutes |

Pasang, a new girl at a nunnery, has her first period after hearing a late-night ghost story. She keeps it secret until she bleeds at a prayer session. She believes that she has been cursed and needs to sacrifice a black goat to avoid further misfortune.

In competition for Best Student International Short

film details

Director: Tang Yi
Producers: Tang Yi, Prabin Kumar Rawat, Pandey K Sab, Junyi Wu
Screenwriter: Tang Yi
Cinematographers: Dominica Eriksen
Editor: Tang Yi, Nimesh Shrestha
Music: Bipin Sthapit, Lemon Guo
Cast: Pasang Dolma
Original Language Title: कालो बाख्रा
Country: Nepal/USA
Language: In Nepali and English with English subtitles.
Year: 2019
Running Time: 12 minutes
Awards: Jury Award for Narrative Student Short, Austin Film Festival
Contact Email: yitang@nyu.edu

director biography

Tang Yi was born and raised in Fuzhou, China. Prior to filmmaking, she was an accounting major at college and a singer-songwriter under Universal Hong Kong. She concentrates on stories untold and voices unheard, especially on lives of Asian women. She likes to capture bright moments in a dark struggling life. Starting from a short term cultural exchange program in a monastery in Nepal at college, she travels often between China and Nepal. A lot of her story ideas are inspired by the tales shared from Buddhist nuns. She currently resides in New York as a graduate film student at Tisch School of the Arts.

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