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February 18 | 15:00 - 16:00
Le Méridien, Chorten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
A documentary from Bhutan – The story of mail runner and a visual voyage of his journey!
Directed by Ugyen Wangdi:
Ugyen Wangdi finished his film studies from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He opened his own film company Ugetsu Communications.In 1998 he made a documentary film Yonten Gi Kawa (Price of Knowledge) which won an award for best documentary at the International Film Festival in Nuoro, Italy, a Certificate of Merit from the San Francisco International Film Festival and an award from Indiekino International Film Festival, South Korea and Short listed to the last two documentaries to contend for the Japan Award Prize. The documentary Yi khel Gi Kawa (Price of Letter) is a sequel to Price of Knowledge. Both the documentaries were screened at the Museum Rietberg, Zurich from August to October in 2010 along with the Exhibition on Bhutan ‘The Gift of the Dragon’