Bhutanese will finally be able to watch Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom, the first Bhutanese film to be nominated for an Academy Award in the US, on television. 

The film will be premiering on television in Bhutan on BBS Channel 3, on Thursday, 13th October, at 7pm. 

The premiere is part of BBS Channel 3’s 1 Year Anniversary celebrations, coinciding with the Royal Wedding Anniversary. 

The 1 year celebrations include a TV Quiz, with questions shown during ad breaks, which can be answered using the BHUTAN App. Lead ups to the premiere include exclusive interviews with the film’s producer and director, Pawo Choyning Dorji. 

BBS Channel 3 is Bhutan’s third State television channel focusing on educational content, and was started as a Royal Initiative to make educational television programming more accessible to all Bhutanese. It is also the only HD channel at the moment.