Bhutan Program: Films and Discussion

Presented withВ the Bhutan Foundation

The Red Door (Bhutan, 2014, 15 min.) The Red Door follows the metaphorical journey of a Bhutanese man during the various phases of his life. Tashi Gyeltshen comes to terms with his cousin’s suicide in this minimal, but meaningful tale. If reincarnation exists, death is a new start. Directed by Tashi Gyeltshen.

Boy of Good Waste (Bhutan, 2005, 22 min.) The film looks at a young, self-employed waste collector. Featuring real, raw footage that showsBhutanese ways of life, the boy is making effort to clean his town, paying neighbors for scraps that otherwise lie in their yards. Directed by Dechen Roder.

Made in Bhutan (Bhutan, 2013, 33 min.) Made in Bhutan is a documentary portraying this recent emergence of entrepreneurship. In 2012, pro-bono director Hirondelle Chatelard travelled the kingdom with a Bhutanesefilm crew meeting and interviewing entrepreneurs and key individuals. Directed by Hirondelle Chatelard.

Introduced by Tshewang Wangchuk, Executive Director, Bhutan Foundation with remarks by Ambassador Kunzang C. Namgyel, Bhutanв’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Discussion with filmmakers Hirondelle Chatelard, Dechen Roder and Tashi Gyeltshen follows screening.

Thanks to the Asian Cultural Council and the Rubin Foundation for their support of this program.

Saturday, March 21, 2:00 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

Freer Gallery of Art, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW (Metro: Smithsonian)

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