PARTICIPANT / Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam

 

Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam formed White Crane Films in 1990. Focusing primarily on Tibet-related subjects, its productions include the documentaries, The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche (1991), The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet (1998), The Sun Behind the Clouds (2009), and the dramatic feature, Dreaming Lhasa (2005). They were commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary to make the single-channel video installation, Some Questions on the Nature of Your Existence (2007). The video was included in “The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection,” exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2009), and the Busan Biennale 2010. Through their films, they have attempted to document, question and reflect on the issues of exile, identity, culture and politics. They are currently exploring various new media options, including video installations and architecture/archive related projects.