Potala, o.p.s.


White Crane Films is production company of Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.

White Crane Films is Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam an Indian-Tibetan wife-and-husband team. They have been making films since student days in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 80s and have shared a career that has spanned several documentaries, video installations and one dramatic feature film. They have two children, Mila and Maya, and are currently based in New Delhi and Dharamshala.
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.
The films of the Tibetan film archive evening courtesy of Tibet Film Archive, New York.
Partners of the festival are Cinema Aero and FORUM2000.
Special thanks to The Tibet Bureau, Geneva, The Office of Tibet, New York and John Caulkins.

Festival team contact person: Michal Synek, michal_synek@yahoo.com, +420 604 97 37 09