In person: Tashi Wangchuk, director, with pre-film performance of Tibetan songs by Tsering Bawa
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My Son Tenzin is a warm-hearted, clear-eyed look at life in exile for a new generation of Tibetans separated from their homeland by more than distance. A monk (Tsering Dorjee Bawa, Himalaya, Dreaming Lhasa) arrives in the United States to search for his grown son, Tenzin, who had been sent away to get an education. Director Tashi Wangchuk, a veteran radio producer for Voice of America Tibetan, brought to this film his intimate knowledge of the cultural, political, familial, and spiritual challenges faced by the exiled. My Son Tenzin is a work from the vanguard of Tibetan artists creating authentic and compelling new cinema. (Dir.: Tashi Wangchuk, United States, 2017, 70 min., DCP, English)