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Tsering Rhitar, Film Director

Tsering Rhitar is an independent filmmaker based in Kathmandu whose film, The Spirit Doesn't Come Anymore, earned many awards at festivals around the world. Rhitar’s Mukundo, a Nepali language feature film was Nepal's entry for Best Foreign Film at the 2000 Academy Awards, and his latest work, Uma, looks at a Nepalese family living through the Maoist insurgency years. Rhitar tells VOA that Tibetan filmmakers can contribute to the culture of their host countries by making films in their languages as well as in Tibetan. Learn more about this talented filmmaker at