Tibetan Cinema Projects

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Bringing Tibet Home

Bringing Tibet Home is the deeply personal debut feature documentary by Tibetan filmmaker Tenzin Tsetan Choklay. The film crew follow from start to finish the New York based Tibetan contemporary artist Tenzing Rigdol while he creates his most ambitious installation yet: The Soil Project. Inspired by his father’s dying wish, to once again set foot on Tibetan soil, Rigdol transported soil from Tibet through Nepal to Dharamsala, India, to bring a piece of Tibet to the Tibetan exile community. Choklay films Rigdol’s physical and emotional journey to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges as he navigates the border controls of three countries to smuggle out 20 tons of Tibetan soil. A deeply inspiring portrait of human resilience at its most tested, and a profound example of enduring creativity through times of political turmoil.

Directed by: Tenzin Tsetan Choklay
Producer by: Tenzin Tsetan Choklay, Tenzing Rigdol
Associate Producers: Diana Takata, Don Thompson
Cinematography: Tenzin Tsetan Choklay
Additional Photography:  Michael Fuchs, Nishant Purohit
Editors: Bernadine Colish, Tenzin Tsetan Choklay
Co-editor: Milica Zec
Music: Joel Diamond, Tenzin Choegyal
Featuring (In order of appearance): Tenzing Rigdol, Topten Tsering, Neljor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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