Team Tibet: Home Away From Home
Thuten Kesang, New Zealand's first Tibetan refugee, recounts his inspiring story in this documentary from Robin Greenberg (The Free China Junk).
"Filmed over a period of 22 years by Wellington filmmaker Robin Greenberg, Team Tibet provides a thorough and inspiring account of Tibetan culture in exile through the experience and advocacy of the delightful Thuten Kesang. Having run away from the monks as a child, he was sent by his father to school in India in 1954, where he was raised by Scottish Presbyterians. Unable to return to Tibet after his parents were arrested in the wake of the 1959 uprising, he’s been a fully committed Kiwi since 1967, without ever losing his defining Tibetan identity ... A vital point of contact for the international exile community, as the Dalai Lama himself is happy to testify, he’s been a tireless advocate too for multicultural visibility in Auckland." (New Zealand International Film Festival)