Ritu Sarin

Ritu Sarin

United Kingdom

Biography

Ritu was born in New Delhi. She finished her schooling in London and completed her undergraduate studies at Delhi University. She then did an MFA in Film and Video from the California College of the Arts in Oakland. In 1987, Ritu moved with husband Tenzing Sonam to London to help the Meridian Trust, a Buddhist film and video archive, develop its archives. As part of their efforts, they documented on video a number of historic trips made by the Dalai Lama, including the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway. In 1990, they started White Crane Films and made THE REINCARNATION OF KHENSUR RINPOCHE. The film was screened at numerous international film festivals and was broadcast throughout the world. It also had a successful theatrical release in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the USA. Their subsequent films, some of which were commissioned by the BBC, include THE TRIALS OF TELO RINPOCHE, A STRANGER IN MY NATIVE LAND and THE SHADOW CIRCUS: THE CIA IN TIBET. Their most recent work is a video installation, SOME QUESTIONS ON THE NATURE OF YOUR EXISTENCE, which was commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna. 

Films Selection