Metse - Poster

TIBETAN ARTS & FILM PRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION:

Tibetan Arts and Film Production (TAFP), is a new born production house on arts and films. The Production house blossoms in the month of November 2006 by the help of our financier Lama Khube Rinpoche. The film titled “METSE” is the first production from TAFP in association with Karuna Home for the disabled. The scripting of feature film titled “metse” started way back in August 2006 when two ambitious youth collaborated with different set of skills with the same vision.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

- To preserve our unique and rich Tibetan culture and values
- To create employment opportunities to the aspiring youths in our society
- To give an entertaining educational experience through arts and films.

SONAM WANGDU (Director and cinematography)

A man of vision and creativity with a heart for social service.
He did his schooling from SOS, TCV Bylakuppe, Graduated B.Com from Calicut University, Kerala in the year 2002. With his sheer interest in film making, he completed his Media and Mass Communication from the Rosary institute of media and mass Communication, specialized in Audiography and Videography at Archdiocesan Communication Centre (ACC) Bangalore 2002-2004.

Since graduating in film making, he engaged himself in making two documentaries on the life of Tibetan Settlement in Bylakuppe titled “Living in Exile” in 2004 and “Aids Awareness” in 2005. He has an exposure as a cameraman, directing and editing in various other programs.

TENZIN GATHER (script)

A philosopher and talented man who is willing to work for the cause of humanity:
After completing his schooling from Chennai, he did a degree in Bachelor of Science from Mysore University, 2003. He has worked in Hospitality field of hotel and BPO. Although he hasn’t studied film making, his interest in writing along with Sonam Wangdu’s vision led to initiate this project to start off with the script. Thus scripting of “Metse” evolved.

There are many reasons people get engaged in arts and films, which may vary from ones hobby or to showcase his/her skill or to make money or to bring social issues in the forefront through entertainment which in this case led to our main reason to start our project “Metse”.

"ME-Tse"

(Synopsis)

How far would a father go (work), to bring up his child is the central theme of this beautiful story.

During the early years when few Tibetan settled in India as a refugee, many Tibetan had a hard time fighting poverty and other related issues. Jamyang is one among them with is wife Dolma and two sons Londhen and Gonpo.

He runs a noodle factory partially partnered by his colleague Phuntsok. The money he made, out of his noodle factory was so less that it was sufficient only for his living, so he worked extra hours to earn more and save some for his sons' future.

Londhen elder son of Jamyang was not so bright in studies, which resulted in discontinuing his studies and joined tailoring institute by Jamyang's financial assistance. On the other hand Gonpo was good at his studies so he got himself a merit seat in an engineering institute.

Now, the remaining story deals with how the future of two sons shapes up, and how they handle the responsibility of taking care of their parents during their old age.