A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:
Tsechu is a Bhutanese holiday that takes place on the tenth day of the lunar New Year to honor Guru Rimpoche for bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from India during the eighth century. The festival involves the unfurling and displaying of an enormous thongdrel—a tapestry-like painting of Rimboche surrounded by other holy beings. When beheld, it has the power to cleanse believers of sin. What I love about this short film is how it presents the sense of community brought about by the celebration. Everyone gathers to sit, unveil the thongdrel, watch dancers, and enjoy performances together.
Produced by David Conover & Paul Villanova
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