Pema Tseden was born in 1969 in Amdo, in the Tibetan region of Qinghai Province. He is widely recognized as the leading filmmaker of a newly emerging Tibetan cinema and the first director in China to film his movies entirely in the Tibetan language. Tseden has published more than 50 short stories and novels both in Tibetan and Chinese. His work has won numerous awards including the Drang-char (sbrang-char) Tibetan Literature Prize and has been translated into English, French, and German. Since beginning his film career in 2002, Tseden has created a highly acclaimed body of work. Tseden is Chairman of the Directors Association of China; he is also a member of the Filmmakers and Literary Societies of China.
Asia Society and Columbia University, Modern Tibetan Studies Program are delighted to present this retrospective of Pema Tseden’s films. Screenings take place at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York, NY.
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