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Film: The Sweet Requiem
Film: The Sweet Requiem
WhenFriday, Oct 4, 2019, 7 – 9 p.m.
Campus locationPhysics / Astronomy Auditorium (PAA)
Campus roomA102 (Ronald Geballe Auditorium)
Event typesScreenings, Special Events
Event sponsorsSouth Asia Center, University of Washington
Tasveer South Asian Film Festival…

Film: The Sweet Requiem
Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam | 91min | 2019 | Tibet

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.

Filmmaker: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
Ritu was born in New Delhi. After graduating from Miranda House, Delhi University, she 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 then studied broadcast journalism at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Working through their lm 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…
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