The Monastery Cook DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Tenpa is a Tibetan refugee and the head cook of Namgyal Monastery, in Dharamsala, India. At great risk, Tenpa and his family fled Tibet in order to practice their religion freely and provide their children an education in Tibetan language and history. In October 2011, the Dalai Lama gave a series of public teachings for four days, where Tenpa and his staff prepared breakfast and lunch for over 5,000.
Directed by Carey Russell
Cinematography by Carey Russell Produced by Gaea Logan, Tsering Choedup, and Carey Russell
Tibetan with English subtitles (see below for additional languages)