Tibet Film Archive

by Tenzin Phuntsog (Montana State University/Tibet Film Archive)

Abstract: How to build an archive without a nation-state: Tenzin Phuntsog (Director of Tibet Film Archive) discusses his work at the Archive. Tenzin will talk specifically about the unique challenges he has had to face establishing an archive without any national funding model and the politics of cultural preservation and cultural narratives. He will compress the last fifteen years and will end with a recent case study on his most recent film restoration project.

Tenzin Phuntsog became an Archivist when he discovered a rare collection of films that had been quietly stored away for over forty years in an exile government’s diplomatic office in New York. Tenzin is an Assistant Professor of Film at Montana State University, USA.