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Tibetan filmmaker Wins ‘Best Feature’ at Brooklyn Film Festival

  • VOA Tibetan

director Pema Tseden, from Tibet, poses during a photo call prior to the presentation of his movie "The Search" at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009,

Tibetan film-maker Pema Tseden’s movie "Old Dog" won the best narrative feature out of 100 premiers from nearly 30 countries at the Brooklyn Film Festival. The movie is a tale of father and son set against the backdrop of China’s burgeoning trade in Tibetan mastiffs.

Tenzin Tseten, a New York-based film-maker, said the film was of high quality and there was no doubt in his mind that the film would win its deserving accolades.

Film award winner Pema Tseden was born into a nomadic family in 1969 in Amdo, eastern Tibet. He shot into international fame with his movie The Search which won the Special Jury Prize at the Bangkok International Film Festival in 2009. His first film, The Silent Holy Stones, won a Golden Rooster, a major Chinese award in 2005.

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