Posts Tagged ‘Roadmovie’

New Movie: Semshook

Posted on: May 26th, 2011 by mbutu
The story of Tenzin, a restless young poet and a second generation Tibetan born and brought up in India, who after many years in exile decides to return to his homeland, Tibet, in search of his own voice and identity. What follows is a road trip across the Himalayas, from Dharamsala to Ladakh, where Tenzin loses himself in experiences and the moment, hoping to find himself along the way. What he finds is a sense of his karma, a glimpse of his destiny, and mirrored in that is the destiny of the Tibetan nation. Tenzin decides to cross one of the most volatile borders in the world on a personal quest – to see his country with his own eyes. It is a noble aim, and while in pursuit of it Tenzin finds the courage it takes to pursue the truth. He finds his Semshook. 

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Semshook Reviews

Posted on: May 26th, 2011 by mbutu

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Review by Bhuchung D. Sonam on

“Semshook, a film inspired by Tsundue’s poetry and his ‘illegal’ journey to Tibet, is a refreshing piece of work. It is a blend of The Motorcycle Diaries — a moving biopic of Che Guevara’s journey across South America with his friend Alberto Granado, and Turtles Can Fly — a lyrical film about a bunch of children in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border…”

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Review by Sarita Sarvate on

“…The next film, Semshook, turned out to be much more engaging, even catching the attention of my 20-year-old son. The obvious attraction for him was its beautiful mountainous scenery and director Siddharth Anand Kumar’s quirky, non-linear narrative. Set in Dharamshala, India, Semshook is a classic “road” picture, about a Tibetan young man’s search for identity and homeland.…”

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Review by Celeste Heiter on

“I’m tired of singing the national anthem of a nation that doesn’t exist,” laments Tenzin, a young man of Tibetan heritage, after yet another public commemoration of Tibet’s futile struggle for independence. So, on March 10, 2009, the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s exile from Tibet. Tenzin abandons his goldfish and his girlfriend, straddles his Royal Enfield motorcycle and sets out on a journey of self-discovery, from his hometown of Dharamsala, India, across the Himalayas to Tibet…”

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