Tenzing Sonam, writer/filmmaker, was born in 1959 in Darjeeling, India. After graduating from Delhi University, he worked for a year in the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamshala. He specialized in documentary filmmaking at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a founder-member of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet.
Along with his wife and filmmaking partner, Ritu Sarin, Tenzing runs White Crane Films, which has specialized in films on Tibetan subjects. Their films include “The Reincarnation of Khyentse Rinpoche”, “The Trial of Telo Rinpoche”, “A Stranger in My Native Land”, “The Shadow Circus”, and “Dreaming Lhasa”. He is currently based in Delhi.