Phuntsho Tshering is the only glaciologist in Bhutan. Every year he travels for days on foot to the remotest corners of the Bhutanese Himalayas measuring the glaciers as they rapidly melt because of climate change. Yangchen, his 11-year-old daughter has seen her father disappear for months every year since the time she can remember. As he negotiates the difficult terrain, what gives him escape is sharing his story with his daughter through videos he makes for her on his phone.
Freelance film director and producer. He premiered his first feature-length documentary THE NEXT GUARDIAN at IDFA in 2017. He established his own production company - Sound Pictures - dedicated to creative documentaries. He is one of the few independent documentary filmmakers in Bhutan.
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