LIGHT A CANDLE (2019)

  • Documentary
  • 23min

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 6-year-old reincarnation of Panchen Lama was abducted by the Chinese government 24 years ago. His whereabouts still unknown. The film follows two young Tibetan activists Tsela and Lobsang, who set out to break a Guinness World Record to draw international attention to the Panchen Lama’s disappearance. They plan to light 130,000 candles on a cake for the Panchen Lama’s 29th birthday. However, what awaits them is China’s inordinate yet intangible influence on a market driven global economy.

Director

Tenzin Kalden

Writer

Tenzin Kalden

Director of Photography

Tenzin Kalden

Languages

English, Tibetan, Hindi

Subtitles

English

Country

India