Program 3 - Tuesday, March 3rd

Miss Tibet in Exile

Production Credits

Director : Tashi Wangchuk & Tsultrim Dorjee

Release Date : 2008

Genre : documentary

Runtime : 41 min

Country : India

Filming Location : India

Language : English/Tibetan with English subtitles


Miss Tibet Exile

Miss Tibet in Exile is a documentary film about the making of Miss Tibet beauty pageant in India and the winning girl's subsequent participation in the Miss Earth beauty pageant in the Philippines. The film portrays various behind the scene activities of the pageant's organizer Lobsang Wangyal and it also features several notable Tibetan personalities expressing their views on the beauty pageant.


After completing his Masters degree in Economics from Dehradun, Tashi Wangchuk studied filmmaking in the United States under a Fulbright Scholarship. He is one of the co-directors of the feature film Phun Anu Thanu and Richard Gere is My Hero. His co-directorial ventures also includes a 28-minute documentary film commissioned by India's national network, Doordarshan, Democracy in Exile and a Tibetan comedy serial, Ha-Ha-He-He. He also acted in an Indian telefilm Behind the Axis of Evil an AIM TV Pvt. Ltd Production. Earlier when he was an instructor at Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) directed as well as acted in some of the notable plays of the institute.

Co-Director Tsultrim Dorjee graduated from Central School for Tibetan, Mussoorie, after which he served the Tibetan Exile Government as a public servant for 13 years. He has a Bachelorfs Degree in Digital Filmmaking and Cinema from Satvick Infotech & Diploma, Bhartiya Vidhya Bhawan, Bangalore, India. He is also the co-director of the feature film, Phun Anu Thanu, Richard Gere is My Hero, Democracy in Exile, and the Tibetan comedy serial, Ha-Ha-He-He. He has to his credit a short digital film, Little Monk which he wrote, photographed, edited, produced and directed for his final project for his degree program.