Set at an ancient nunnery above the majestic Irrawaddy River, A THOUSAND MOTHERS is an unprecedented look into the lives of Buddhist nuns in Sagaing, Myanmar, an ancient religious region with one of the largest concentrations of monasticism in the world. 

While the choices available to girls and women in Myanmar are quite limited, the film poetically unfolds to reveal unexpected opportunity and beauty as young orphans find a refuge, an education, and a healthy environment with older nuns who have dedicated their lives to service with the wit and wisdom required to live outside the pull of their rapidly modernizing culture.

The pink and orange robed nuns, ranging in age from seven to seventy, have a deep spiritual commitment to following the Buddha's teachings as a way of life.  A THOUSAND MOTHERS is a celebration of this unique life, and its value as a force for good in our troubled world.