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September 29, 2016

‘hema hema, sing me a song’ while I wait in amsterdam

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‘Hema Hema, sing me a song while I wait’, by Kyenthse Norbu is the opening film of the Buddhist film festival Europe 2016 on 30 September at the prestigious EYE institute in Amsterdam.

Hema Hema touches on topics like identity and anonymity, illusion and reality and most particular, the transition from life to death and back to life.

Independent Bhutanese film industry is going through an interesting phase, where films like ‘Hema hema’, ‘The red Door’ by Tashi Gyeltshen and ‘Lo sum Choe sum’ and ‘Honey-giver among the Dogs’ by Dechen Roder are internationally recognised.

Introduction by Kyentshe Norbu
Read more about ‘Hema Hema’ bb-hema-hema

June 29, 2016

bhutan film makers at open doors, locarno 2016

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Open Doors programme, Festival del film Locarno, will start discovering the diverse cinematographic landscape of South Asia.  During 3 years, 2016 -2018, the programme will cover among other countries Bhutan.

Tashi Gyeltshen and Kinley Tshering are invited for the Open Doors Hub 2016, Jigme Lhendup for the Open Doors Lab 2016. Dechen Roder’s short feature ‘Lo Sum Choe Sum’ will be screened at the Open Doors Screening in August 2016 together with ‘A forgotten story’ – Tashi Gyeltshen and ‘Monk in the Forrest’ – Karma Wangchuck.

The Bhutan film trust is official partners of Open Doors. Henk de Jong and Erica Sluyters, Bhutan Film Trust will attend the Industry filmmarket at Locarno and have supported the Open Door Team.

The Bhutan film trust is a bhutan+partners initiative and coordinated from the Netherlands till end of 2016.

June 23, 2016

dys delegation visits netherlands

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A 4-member delegation from the department of youth and sports, RGOB, visited the Netherlands from 23 – 29 June 2016. The delegation visited organisations and peace initiatives and talked to youth of different agegroups to familiarise themselves with opportunities for youth to become involved with democratic principles and processes.

Group members are Ms Dechen Dema, Mr Sonam Tshering, Mr. Rinchen Wangdi and Mr Karma Chogyel. Invited by bhutan+partners, the group was guided throughout the programme by Mark Blankwater. Mark was also involved as trainer in the sports and coalition programme 2009-2012 in which DYS was one of the stakeholders in Bhutan.

The delegation visited a peace school (vreedzame school) Doenja dienstverlening, Fort van de democratie, fdc centre among others.