The first European theatrical release of documentary Bringing Tibet Home takes place this month in London. The documentary will be shown at the following locations:
FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER, 7PM: The Cinema, Goldsmiths (Univeristy of London), LONDON SE14 6NQ (tickets)
SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER, 3PM: The Proud Archivist, 2–10 Hertford Road (Regent's Canal), LONDON N1 5ET (tickets)
SUNDAY 14 DECEMBER, 7.30PM: Platform, 2nd floor, Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, LONDON E8 3RL (tickets)
MONDAY 15 DECEMBER, 7PM: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, LONDON WC1N 1JD (tickets)
dir. Tenzin Tsetan Choklay, US/India/Nepal/S. Korea 2013, 82:00min
Bringing Tibet Home is the pivotal, poignant and 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, political and crucial 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 exiled community who are unable to return to their homeland. 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.