Speaking no French and just a few words of English, Gyamtso was overcome by culture shock when he emigrated to Canada in 2000. Nonetheless eager to integrate, he registered for French courses and took a job tending a rotisserie at the St. Hubert BBQ restaurant chain.
After years in exile, Gyamtso longed to see his family and to revisit, if only for a few months, the nomadic lifestyle of his youth. His new standing as a Canadian citizen allowed him to return to his native soil.
Gyamtso — who is extremely proud of his culture and heritage — interpreted and performed the soundtrack for the film, which includes a number of traditional Tibetan songs. Both engaging and intriguing, he shares his culture with acumen and emotion.