A Stranger in My Native Land

A Stranger in My Native Land
Film | 1998 | 32 minutes

camera:  Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
music:  Techung
written, edited and narrated by Tenzing Sonam

a film by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

partly funded by the Lawrie Group plc, UK

A Stranger in My Native Land is the poignant and personal account of Tenzing Sonam’s first-ever visit to his homeland. From the far reaches of Amdo Province, where Tibetans have lost their language, to Lhasa, the heart of the country, the film captures his meetings with long-lost relatives and conveys a sense of the desperation of Tibet as a country under occupation.