Singing in Diaspora
Directed by Sabchu Rinpoché
The struggles of a young Tibetan-Canadian activist over the span of three months, as she fights to maintain her cultural identity in a diasporic community.
BCSA: VAFF Best Canadian Short Award 2015 nominee
Previous Screening / Awards:
Montreal World Film Festival 2015
In attendance: Director in attendance
Sabchu Rinpoché was born in Nepal and studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation for over twenty years. After traveling and teaching for several years in the West, Rinpoché noticed the power of visual media. Seeing film as a helpful contemporary lens for contemplative inquiry, he decided to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Production. Sabchu Rinpoché translates English, Tibetan, Hindi, and Nepali, and he brings these linguistic abilities to his work. He is strict and innovative in technique, seeing the strength of film shine most strongly in carefully produced works.
Producer: Roya Edalatmand
In This Program: 15 Seconds of Mukbang, Cantonese: Passing, Dissonance, Glass Eyes, “Home”, My Least Favourite Person, On Being Chinese, Culture & Identity, Red Pockets, Singing in Diaspora, #Support, Taste of Identity, Taylor vs. Yusuf, Virtual Hitman, The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer