The New York State Broadcasters Association has honored Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America with an award in the "Outstanding Documentary" category. Arts producer Paul Larson produced and wrote the program, with Michael Hansen as editor and Daniel McCullum as director of photography. The show celebrates Tibetan culture in the North Country by focusing on a Tibetan arts festival held in Plattsburgh, New York. This is not the only honor Arts in Exile has received. Watch this blog for more information soon!
The documentary is one component of the 2015 Festival of Tibetan Arts & Culture of the Adirondack Coast. The festival, organized in part by restaurant owners Tenzin and Yangchen Dorjee and SUNY Anthropology Professor Amy Mountcastle, included performances by the Adirondack Youth Orchestra, an exhibition at SUNY Plattsburgh, and the creation of a tile mural led by artist Sue Burdick Young and the Plattsburgh Renewal Project with support from the Strand Center for the Arts. This festival was funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.