TSAFF 2019 Centerpiece Film & Reception: The Sweet Requiem
Ronald Geballe Auditorium( Physics and Astronomy), University Of Washington Seattle, October 4th, Fridat, 7pm
Film: The Sweet Requiem
When a young, exiled Tibetan woman unexpectedly sees a man from her past, long-suppressed memories of her traumatic escape across the Himalayas are reignited and she is propelled on an obsessive search for reconciliation and closure.
Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam | 91min | 2019 | Tibet
Filmmakers: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
After graduating from Miranda House, Delhi University, Ritu Sarin did her MFA in lm and video from the California College of Arts. Tenzing was born in Darjeeling in northeastern India to Tibetan refugee parents. He graduated from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and studied broadcast journalism at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Working through their company, White Crane Films, they have made more than 20 documentaries, several video installations, and one dramatic feature. Their work has primarily focused on the subject of Tibet and has attempted to document, question and reflect on the issues of exile, identity, culture and politics that confront the Tibetan people. Ritu and Tenzing are the directors of the Dharamshala International Film Festival, which they founded in 2012 and is now considered to be one of India’s leading independent lm festivals.
They were awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency in 2017.