|Sun 8th March||4:30pm|
Dir: Tenzin Choklay | 2013 | USA | 82 mins
This immensely poignant film is the documentary debut of filmmaker Tenzin Choklay. It follows artist and poet Tenzing Rigdol as he – inspired by his dying father’s wish to set foot in Tibet one last time – navigates the international borders between China, Nepal and India to smuggle 20 tons of Tibetan soil to an site in India where the largest community of Tibetans in exile now lives. Rigdol’s journey is peppered with obstacles, hidden dangers and frustration – mirroring the lives of Tibetans everywhere. Suffused with a dreamy longing for his homeland, Choklay’s film is insightful on dispossession and the contemporary Tibetan experience.
“Tense and heartfelt” **** Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
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