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“My Son Tenzin” Film Screening Followed by Q&A with Director/Producer Tashi Wangchuk

April 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of the Institute of World Languages (IWL) Spring Film Series at UVA, there will be a free screening of the new film “My Son Tenzin” followed by a Q&A with Director/Producer Tashi Wangchuk. The film is in Tibetan with English subtitles.

About the film: A monk from Tibet arrives in Oakland, California on an unlikely mission: to meet his son after more than twenty years of separation. The son, Tenzin, however, is untraceable. Alone and helpless, a stranger in a strange land, the monk, Rabga, finds rescue in another Tenzin, a Tibetan taxi driver, who offers help in locating his son. The two embark on a journey – chasing clues, connecting dots, putting together pieces – and, along the way, discover things about themselves and each other that put in sharp relief the inescapable realities of their common fate: as a people of imperiled identity and vanishing culture. The story of loss and longing is infused with pathos and, at times, humor, arising from the clashing worlds of Buddhist heritage, Yellow Cab business, and Oakland’s homelessness, among others.

Tashi Wangchuk has co-directed, co-produced and co-written three feature films, three documentaries and several shorts with Seykhar Films. After completing his Masters in Economics (MA) from Dehradun, Tashi Wangchuk worked for the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, TIPA, Dharamsala as a Public Relation Officer and Teacher for two years. In 2003, Tashi won a Fulbright Scholarship to study MFA (Filmmaking) at the State University of New York, USA. He now works for the Voice of America’s Tibetan Service as a TV Producer, host and video editor.

Film trailer: http://www.seykharfilms.com/


April 5, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Minor Hall 125
Minor Hall
Charlottesville, VA United States


Tibet Center