BRINGING TIBET HOME
Directed by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay
In memory of his late father, the New York-based and world-known artist Tenzing Rigdol embarks on an unthinkable journey to smuggle 20 tons of native Tibetan soil, crossing the borders of three countries that border the Himalayas, for a final installation in Dharamsala, India, to give a chance for the thousands of Tibetans in exile to set foot on their native soil. Infused with Rigdol’s dreamy longing for his homeland, the fiery rage of his arts and unexpected humor – filmmaker Tenzin Choklay crafts an intense and touching documentary about contemporary Tibetans’ unwavering longing for their homeland and dreamland.
Q&A with Director Tenzin Tsetan Choklay following the screening.
This film is co-presented with our community partner: Student for a Free Tibet.
Tenzin Tsetan Choklay was born to Tibetan refugees in India, and was raised in Dharamsala where he was a student at the Tibetan Children’s Village. In 2005, after taking part in Busan International Film Festival’s 1st Asian Film Academy program, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Korean Academy of Film Arts in Seoul, one of South Korea’s leading film schools. He graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Arts in 2008. Since then Tenzin has worked on a number of documentaries and film projects as a producer and director. Tenzin’s latest film “Bringing Tibet Home” first premiered at the 18th Busan International Film Festival and went on to win the “Prix Du Jury Des Jeunes Européens” award at the 2014 Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) in France. Tenzin is based in New York City.