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Kesang Tseten’s documentaries have been regularly screened in Nepal and at international film festivals such as the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, Leipzig International Documentary Festival, Yamagata, Thessaloniki, Krakow, Viennale, the Margaret Mead Film festival. We Homes Chaps (2002), On the Road with the Red God: Machhendranath (2006), We Corner People (2007), Who Will Be a Gurkha (2012) and his trilogy of films on Nepali migrant workers in the Gulf have won wide recognition.
His most recent films are Trembling Mountain (2016), about the earthquake survivors of Langtang rebuilding their destroyed village, and Hospital, about a rural state-run hospital in one of Nepal’s poorest districts. Tseten has been the recipient of grants from Busan, IDFA and the Sundance Institute for his films. He wrote the original screenplay for the feature Karma (2006) and Mukundo (2000), which was Nepal’s entry to the Academy Awards. Before filmmaking, Tseten was a writer and associate editor at Himal Magazine. He is a graduate from Dr. Graham’s School in India, Amherst College and Columbia University in the US.