BRINGING TIBET HOME

A film by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay

India/Nepal/S. Korea/US 

2013 | 82 mins

Documentary | 15 | Tibetan

Theatrical release: 12 Dec 2014

A stirring portrait of human resilience and an inspiring example of enduring creativity through times of political turmoil.

Prompted by his father’s dying wish, to once again set foot on Tibetan soil, artist Tenzing Rigdol transports 20 tonnes of soil from Tibet via Nepal into India. The film charts Rigdol’s extraordinary efforts to overcome a system of strict border controls in the hope of offering Tibetan exiles the chance to experience their home turf once more.

Bringing Tibet Home has a great deal to say about human suffering and the tragedy of a nation exiled from its own land by colonising forces. It's rousing, quietly impassioned stuff.”

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 —Josh Winning, Total Film

“Brave and resonant... a lean 82-minute testament to artistic determination.”

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 — Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies