15 July 2014


We are thrilled to announce that DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM will be screening at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of the Lens on Tibet series presented by MoMA and Trace Foundation.  I hope you can join me for this very special evening beginning at 7pm on Tuesday, August 26 with the screening, followed by a Q & A.  For tickets visit moma.org.

We are honored to be a part of Lens on Tibet, presented as part of MoMA's ongoing ContemporAsian film series, and in conjunction with Trace Foundation's Gatön, celebrating their 20 years at the forefront of the effort to preserve the legacy of Tibetan culture while preparing Tibetan communities to meet the challenges of tomorrow.  They write: "Through the lens of the camera, a generation of Tibetan and Western filmmakers are capturing breathtaking landscapes and creating a global stage for Tibet’s most captivating subjects, from a controversial caterpillar fungus that’s changing the lives and livelihoods of Tibetans to the place of women in rural Tibetan communities. Join us and MoMA for a series of screenings of Tibet’s most exciting films and talks with the visionary directors behind them."

The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 West 53rd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues   212.708.9400 - For ticket information, visit moma.org

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 7pm
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2

29 February 2012

On the Road Again

Quick update that all three NANGCHEN SHORTS (RITUAL OBJECTS, WATER, TSAMPA) will be having their Massachusetts premiere at the Salem Film Fest this weekend. Also down the road, WATER will be playing at the Ashland Independent Film Festival in April.  I'll be hitting the road for both of these, and hope to see you there!

More on these films here, but please enjoy the trailers for WATER and RITUAL OBJECTS right now:

WATER - Trailer on Vimeo.

RITUAL OBJECTS - Trailer on Vimeo.

23 November 2011

Special Screening & Discussion this Sunday, November 27!

Please join me for the 7pm Screening of Jennifer Fox's award-winning documentary MY REINCARNATION on Sunday, November 27 at Cinema Village in New York. 
After the screening, Jennifer and I will discuss spiritual filmmaking and the various Buddhist paths.
Co-hosted by Kagyu Dzamling Kunchab Tibetan Buddhist Center (KDK) NYC

03 June 2011

Short Shorts

The summer is already sizzling here, and I am very pleased to announce the World Premiere of two of the Nangchen Shorts films about life in rural Tibet. WATER will have its debut at the SilverDocs Documentary Festival in Silver Springs, MD (near Washington DC) on June 23 & 25th. And RITUAL OBJECTS will debut in June (TBD) at Palm Springs International ShortFest. Trailers are available for viewing on the website and screening updates will also be posted there.

In other news, DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM will also be playing this month. First, on June 19 at the Bodhi Film Festival in Malibu, and then on June 26 for a special Benefit Screening hosted by Kagyu Drupgyu Chodzong Buddhist Center - all proceeds from that event will be donated to the nuns of Kala Rongo.

Hope to see you in one place or another!

19 March 2011

Short and Sweet

I've just completed a series of short docs about rural Tibet that I'm really looking forward to sharing.(Stay tuned here for screening news as it develops.) All of them are very intimate and very rare looks at rural Tibetan rituals and processes, and were shot on location at Kala Rongo, the Buddhist monastery exclusively for women in Nangchen, Tibet where DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM was created.

is a 7-minute film in which a woman goes to collect water in a barrel (a 1 hour process in real time). TSAMPA is a 7-minute film in which a young woman prepares the Tibetan food staple while sitting in a traditional yak tent, and RITUAL OBJECTS is a 14-minute triptych offering a rare and intimate look at three traditional Buddhist rituals: In
PRAYER WHEEL, a young woman discusses the meaning and mechanics of the iconic Tibetan implement. In PROCESSION, a group of nuns await the arrival of a High Lama in the customary way. And in TORMA, an old monk gently instructs a young nun on how to prepare the components of an intricate Tibetan ceremony.

Thank you to the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and Digital Arts, for their support in making the films possible. And to the artist residency at Yaddo where I spent a glorious month last summer editing them.

02 September 2010

September Newsletter now available

Just spent an incredible month at Yaddo artists' colony creating a series of "mini-films" culled from the footage left unseen in the creation of Daughters of Wisdom. Films include a rare look at "Ritual Objects" and a visit to a yak farm. Stay tuned for more information about where and how they can be seen (and again, very special thanks to the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation for their support in their creation.)

Our latest updates are available in the BTG Productions September newsletter.
Click here to read all about it (and don't forget to sign up so you don't miss out on future editions!)

02 July 2010

The Other Side of the Pond

You are invited to the London Premiere of DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM. Sadly, we won't be there in person to present the film (blame the airlines for their outrageous fares!) But if you're from that particular side of the pond, please do c'mon out and support the film (or send someone you know who is!) Here's the deets:

Thu 8 July @ 8:50 pm
Riverside Studios
Crisp Rd, Hammersmith
London W6 9RL
Box office: 020 8237 1111
online booking: Riverside Studios
tickets: £7.50 full /£6.50 concessions

Proceeds of the festival will go to humanitarian aid for the victims of the Jiegu earthquake in Kham, Tibet, so please come out and support a great cause.

Tibet Film Festival is the only international film festival committed to showing the newest and highest quality Tibet related material. The festival aims to stimulate broad discussions on human rights, cultural identity and geo-politics through a diverse programme with a particular emphasis on Tibetan, Indian and women filmmakers, as well as emerging directors. More at: Tibet Film Festival.