• Documentary
  • 1h 22m

When New York based Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol’s father passes away in exile with an unfulfilled wish to take his last breath in Tibet, Tenzing realizes that his father’s dream to return home to his lost nation is shared by all exiles.

Driven by this realization, the artist embarks on a mission to reunite the Tibetan land with its people, literally, through an art project that involves smuggling 20,000 kilograms of native Tibetan soil to India. “Bringing Tibet Home has a great deal to say about human suffering and the tragedy of a nation exiled from its own land by colonising forces. It’s rousing, quietly impassioned stuff.” - Josh Winning, Total Film

“Director Tenzin Tsetan Choklay’s aptly named chronicle of the imagination and bravery that went into an installation destined for Dharamsala, India, in 2011, does not dwell on sentiment or politics and instead stands at a lean 82-minute testament to artistic determination.” - Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies

“The triumph of Tibetans’ gently mutinous spirit reverberates so intensely in that moment that Nehru would have wept knowing that Tibetans occupy a moral ground so high that to meet their eyes the Chinese would have to look up.” - Suparna Sharma, The Asian Age

Winner: PRIX DU JEUNE JURY EUROPÉEN – 27tth Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Biaritz, France 2014

Winner: Emerging Director Award – Asian American International Film Festival 2014 NY, USA


Tibetan, English