Gravitas Ventures has bought North American rights to director-producer Thomas Balmès’ documentary “Sing Me a Song,” a coming-of-age story about a young monk searching to find a balance between tradition and technology.
The Participant film will be released via virtual cinemas and on video-on-demand platforms on Jan. 1. “Sing Me a Song” will be shown in select virtual cinemas in December, including Film Forum in New York, Sie FilmCenter in Denver, Cinema 21 in Portland and Laemmle Theatres in California.
The film follows Peyangki, a young monk living in a rural monastery in Bhutan. When TV and the internet eventually come to the remote country, Peyangki is lured by the power of smartphones, which now compete with the structured daily rituals of village life. The portrayal of Peyangki’s journey is aimed at challenging viewers to reassess their own perceptions of relatedness and self-worth in an age of unparalleled connectivity.