Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand - 2020
Singay, a successful man in his mid-30s, recalls the moment when officials from the Rural Education Department visited his remote village in Changthang, Ladakh, to take him—and possibly his pet lamb—to boarding school.
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Direction & Screenplay
Stenzin Tankong has graduated from Symbiosis center for media and communication with specialization in film and television. Stenzin belongs to a nomad tribe called ‘changpa’ in the remote Himalayan region of Ladakh (India). Apart from directing and writing his own films, Stenzin also works as an freelance assistant director in Mumbai in projects ranging from feature films to television commercials. Stenzin also works with the Dharamsala International film festival as the technical assistant and he has interned with major NGOs in the field of media and education. Teach for India (TFI), Initiative of Change India (IoC) and Ladakh arts and Media Organization (LAMO) to name few. Sekool is his 5th short film. It is a film shot in the land of Changpas at the altitude of 14000 feet above sea level. Through this film, Stenzin tries to portray how we (humans) are similar in our experiences of life even though we seem very different from the window of our cultural and geographical background. Sekool also tries to highlight the issue of disconnect from our roots.
Sonam Chorol, Stenzin Tankong, Skalzang Tundup