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Bringing Tibet Home (FILM)

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7:30pm  Monday 18h April (Turbine Studio) $15


The risks involved in the creation of an audacious work of subversive art are chronicled in this affecting documentary, which explores the personal pain of Tibetan exiles treading on home soil which has been smuggled out of their homeland to India.

Inspired by his inability to fulfil his dying father’s final wish to once again visit his homeland, this film follows the efforts of New York-based artist Tenzing Rigdol to smuggle 20 tonnes of earth from Tibet and bring it across the border into India. With it, Tenzin created the most poignant art installation, ‘Our Land, Our People’ which enabled exiled Tibetans to set foot on their home soil, sometimes for the first time in their lives. ★★★★★


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.