Archive for October, 2014

October 31, 2014

‘the red door’ officially selected dmff

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laurel14 ‘The Red Door’ 15 minutes short film by Tashi Gyeltshen, with the theme ‘ we carry our own death’ was officially selected for the Dutch Mountain Film Festival Februari 25 – March 1, 2015.

‘The Red Door’ follows the metaphorical journey of a Bhutanese man during the various phases os 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.

Postproduction of ‘The Red Door’ was supported by the Bhutan Film Trust.

‘The Red Door’ premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014, and was screened in several European countries and at the Hong Kong International Film festival.

interview with Tashi Gyeltshen
Facebook ‘The Red Door

trailer ‘ The Red Door’

October 8, 2014

film dinner supports bhutan film trust

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Erica Sluyters, bhutan+partners officer, organises film dinners in the Netherlands to support the Bhutan Film Trust.  She serves a wonderful three-course vegetarian home cooked dinner on location and screens a Bhutanese recent documentary or film.  Participants joining the dinner support the Bhutan Film Trust. The next dinner is planned for 25 October 2014 in Roosendaal. For information:

October 6, 2014

Everybody Happy Congress de Baak

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L1060835 L1060818 L1060811October 3, 2014 the congress “Everybody Happy” took place in Leusden, The Netherlands. Key Note speaker was the former prime minister HE Jigmi Y. Thinley who spoke on the importance of changing paradigms and practices that exhaust resources and promote consumerism. He also referred to the policies in most countries that place Gross National Product at the core of  politics and decisions for economic growth. What is being often forgotten, according to He Jigmi Y. Thinley is that people do not get happy by their focus on wealth alone. Promoting Culture, preserving environment and practice good leadership and good governance go hand in hand with economic development.

His message was shared and illustrated by many practical examples by Mrs. Jenn Lim, CEO of the Delivering Happiness Company that puts wellbeing of company staff and customers at the core of its business.

The conference hall was packed with over 250 entrepreneurs from different corners of the Netherlands and from a great variety of  businesses. The audience highly appreciated the messages given at the conference.

bhutan+partners organised the logistics for the former PM to participate in the conference as key note speaker


Watch interviews with HE Jigmi Y Thinley