Story of Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden, whose recent arrest made International headlines

Story of Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden, whose recent arrest made International headlines
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Tibetan films made by Tibetans inside Tibet was unheard of until Pema Tseden came out of nowhere, making films one after another, making their way into many prestigious international film festivals.

From his first film, Grassland in 2005 to the latest Tharlo, the prolific filmmaker has made 10 films so far in just about 10 years.

Here is a trailer of his 2014 film, The Sacred Arrow 

The writer-turned-filmmaker, who studied filmmaking at Beijing Film Academy, was a member of jury at the recent Shanghai International Film Festival.

His sudden and unexpected arrest by the Chinese police grabbed the international headlines.

There might be many Tibetans who don’t know the life story of Pema Tseden.

In this interview with TRACE FOUNDATION, Pema Tseden shares his journey as a filmmaker and what motivated him to make films.

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