White Crane: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam


 


 


White Crane Films is Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam. They are an Indian-Tibetan wife-and-husband team, and have been making films since their student days in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 80s. Since then they have shared a career that has spanned several documentaries, video installations and one dramatic feature film. Ritu was born in New Delhi. She studied at Miranda House in Delhi University and went on to finish her studies at California College of the Arts in Oakland. Tenzing was born in Darjeeling in India to Tibetan refugee parents. He studied at St Stephens College in Delhi University and then specialized in documentary filmmaking at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. They have two children, Mila and Maya, and are currently based in New Delhi and Dharamshala.

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1998 India 32min. 4:3 DVD English czech subtitles film web ČSFD

A Stranger in my Native Land is the poignant and personal account of Tenzing Sonam's first-ever v

1991 India 50min. 4:3 DVD Tibetsky a anglicky Czech subtitles film web ČSFD IMDB 8,7/10

Choenzey is a 47-year-old monk living in a Tibetan refugee monastery in South India.

2007 India 50min. 4:3 DVD Tibetan, English Czech subtitles film web ČSFD

In 1991, filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam made The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche, whic

2005 India 90min. 4:3 DVD Tibetan, English Czech subtitles film web ČSFD IMDB 6,5/10

Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters

1998 India 50min. 4:3 DVD English czech subtitles film web ČSFD IMDB

The Tibetan people are well known for being devoutly religious and peace loving.

1994 India 50min. 4:3 DVD English Czech subtitles film web ČSFD

Telo Rinpoche, a.k.a.

2007 India/Austria 26min. 4:3 DVD Tibetan English and Czech subtitles film web ČSFD

A single-channel video installation, which explores the rarefied world of Tibetan Buddhist debate

2009 UK/India 79min. 4:3 DVD English czech subtitles film web ČSFD IMDB 6,8/10

Tibet in March 2008.

2013 India 75min. 16:9 DVD English czech subtitles film web ČSFD IMDB 7,1/10

Hari, a taxi driver in Dharamsala, in northern India, is preparing to take his vows in a ma