Facing Origin


FACING ORIGIN tells the story of the search for Lhundup’s cultural roots whos parents emigrated from Tibet. Adnan Hadzi documents the wounds families endured from the Chinese genocide and dispassionately shows the results of the exile and integration policy on everyone from grandparents down to grandchildren. During a year of filming, Adnan Hadzi accompany the Swiss bicycle courier Lhundup on his first meeting with his grandparents in India. Adnan Hadzi also documents the life of Lhundup’s mother, who was sent to western sponsors in Switzerland, and observe the grandparents on their last pilgrimage to the Dalai Lama in Spiti.