White Crane Films is Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.
We are an Indian-Tibetan wife-and-husband team, and have been making films since our
student days in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 80s. Since then we have shared
a career that has spanned several documentaries, video installations and one dramatic feature
Ritu was born in New Delhi. She studied at Miranda House in Delhi University and went on to finish her studies at California College of the Arts in Oakland.
Tenzing was born in Darjeeling in India to Tibetan refugee parents. He studied at St Stephens College in Delhi University and then specialized in documentary filmmaking at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
We have two children, Mila and Maya, and are currently based in New Delhi and Dharamshala.