There will be screenings of Bringing Tibet Home, followed by a Q&A with Tibetan filmmaker Tenzin Tsetan Choklay, at the Prince Charles Cinema on Sunday 25th January at 4:15 p.m. (tickets can be found here), and at the Horse Hospital on Monday 26th January at 7:00 p.m. (tickets can be found here)
Bringing Tibet Home is a deeply personal feature documentary that follows, from start to finish, New York-based Tibetan contemporary artist Tenzing Rigdol while he creates his most ambitious installation yet: Our Land, Our People. Inspired by his father's dying wish, to once again set foot on Tibetan soil, Rigdol sought to transport native soil from Tibet through Nepal to Dharamsala, India, the heart of the Tibetan exile community and home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 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 tonnes of Tibetan soil. The aim was to create a unique installation that would bring a piece of Tibet to the heart of the Tibetan exile community and allow Tibetan exiles to engage with the artwork with the inherent political and cultural connotations that the installation represented. Bringing Tibet Home is a deeply inspiring portrait of human resilience at its most tested, and a profound example of enduring creativity through times of political turmoil.
Upcoming screenings in the UK:
18-19 February: Eden Court, Inverness
8 March: Hebden Bridge Picture House
11-12 March: Mac, Birmingham