Mother of Tibetans (International Trailer) 2018
(for German Trailer scroll down)

Trailer of my first Feature documentary Mother of Tibetans on the life and work of Irmtraut Wäger.

 
Synopsis
 
A woman decides to have a meaningful life after entering pension age. For 30 years Irmtraut Wäger headed German Aid To Tibetans and helped the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans in exile. She collected about 30 million Euros in donations and took care of over 5.000 Tibetan godchildren. Furthermore she facilitated the construction of schools, hospitals, kindergardens and old people’s homes all over India. Today she is seen as a shining example of successful refugee relief.

 
 
News
 
Mother of Tibetans was part of the 7th SRFFSocially Relevant Film Festival New York 2020   link to website: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival
There was a live online Q&A session called Meet the Filmmakers broadcast on the festival’s youtube channel.
The session was called Social Entrepreneurs and Women and besides the short film filmmakers Chantel Clark (Our Albertinia / South Africa 2019) and Steve Distante (Igniting Impact / USA 2019) it featured me, Niklas Goslar as the director of the feature documentary Mother of Tibetans. The talk was lead by the Filmfestival’s founder and artistic director Nora Armani and was moderated by Lucie Tripon longtime collaborator of the festival and Tenzin Tseyang manager of the Tibetan Community Centre for New York and New Jersey.    Click here to watch: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival on youtube
 
Mother of Tibetans   on iMDB   – the internet Movie Data Base: iMDB – Mother of Tibetans

 
 
Awards
 
Mother of Tibetans has won   24 awards   at the following   14   international Filmfestivals:
 
 
DOCS Without Borders Film Festival in Nassau, Delaware, USA Winter 2020 – Two AwardsAward of Excellence in the category Biography & Award of Excellence in the category Motivational / Inspirational
 
The Impact DOCS Awards in LaJolla, California, USA 2020 – Three AwardsAward of Merit – Documentary Feature & Award of Merit – Use of Film for Social Change & Award of Merit – Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery
 
The IndieFEST Film Awards in LaJolla, California, USA 2020 – Award of Merit – Documentary Feature
 
Accolade Globe Film Competition in LaJolla, California, USA 2020 – Award of Merit – Documentary Feature
 
BIG SYN – Filmfestival London, England 2019 – Finalist – 1st Runner-Up Award at the People’s Choice Awards – all selected films portray one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
 
CICFF – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival in India 2019 – Two Awards – Documentary Feature Outstanding Achievement Award; Debut Filmmaker Winner
TIFF – Mahul Woods International Film Festival in Bengal, India 2019 – Two Awards – Documentary Feature Winner; Debut Filmmaker Winner
CCMA – Cult Critic Movie Awards – Calcutta, India 2019 – Two Awards – Documentary Feature Winner; Debut Filmmaker Outstanding Achievement Award
VSC – Virgin Spring Cinefest – Calcutta, India 2019 – Two Awards – Documentary Feature Gold Award ; Debut Filmmaker Silver Award
DIFF – Druk International Film Festival in Bhutan 2019 – Two Awards – Documentary Feature Critic’s Choice Award; Debut Filmmaker Outstanding Achievement Award
WFC – World Film Carnival in Singapore 2019 – Two Awards – Documentary Feature Outstanding Achievement Award; Debut Filmmaker Outstanding Achievement Award
LIAFF – L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival in Calcutta, India 2019 – Two Awards – Documentary Feature Winner; Debut Filmmaker Outstanding Achievement Award
ICFF – Indian Cine Filmfestival in Mumbai, India 2019 – Documentary Feature Special Festival Mention Award
IWFF – 4th Indian World Film Festival in Hyderabad, India 2020 – Honorable Jury Mention

 
 
Nominations
 
Mother of Tibetans has gained 5 nominations at the following international Filmfestivals:
 
TIFA – Toronto Independent Film Awards Inc., Canada 2020 – Mother of Tibetans was nominated as a Semi-Finalist for Best Film of the category Documentary Feature
Golden Fox Awards – the Film was selected as a Nominee to the prestigious Golden Fox Awards, a kind of Best Of of all the Awardwinners of 2019
for the categories Documentary Feature and Debut Filmmaker by the CICFF – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival in India
Pigeon D’Or Awards – the Film was selected as a Nominee to the prestigious Pigeon D’Or Awards, a kind of Best Of of all the Awardwinners of 2019
for the categories Documentary Feature and Debut Filmmaker by the LIAFF – L’Age D’Or International Art-House Film Festival in Calcutta India

 
 
Official Selections
 
Mother of Tibetans has been officially selected to the following Film Festivals:

SRFF – Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York, USA 2020 – ‘raising awareness towards social issues through the powerful medium of cinema’
JIFF – Jaipur International Film Festival in Rajasthan, India 2020
Rome Prisma Film Awards International Independent Film Festival, Rome, Italia 2020

 
 
Information & Links
 
Tibet.Net (Central Tibetan Administration) Facebook Article on the film and Irmtraut Wägers work Tibet.Net – Mother of Tibetans

 
 
Production Credits:
 
Author, Director, Producer: Niklas Goslar
Camera, Sound, Editing: Niklas Goslar
Music & Score: Dorje Tsering
Graphic Design: David Henne
Sound Design: Berthold Kröker
Translation: Prof. Chok Tenzin Monlam, Anna Baumann
Advice: Moune Barius, Tine Ketterer, Wolfgang Grimmeisen
Protagonists: Irmtraut Wäger, Prof. Dr. Jan Andersson, Dr. Carola Roloff, Karma Tenzin Choephel, Rinpoche Rigo Tulku, Franz Binder, Gisela Schneeberger, Venerable Thupten Ngodup, Sonam Palmo, Ngodup Wangdu, Eshey Tondup, Riga Lama, Prof. Eva Neumaier, Bruno Mayer
Thanks: Dr. Carsta Goslar-Gaub, Hans Wäger, Martin Wäger, Heike Hortig, Conny Oberste Frielinghaus, Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa, Tsewang Dolma, Desang Tsering, Anni & Eberhard Nitschke, Dorothee Fleck, Janna Krebs, Dr. Klaus Ruoff, Dr. Ulrich Gruber, Manfred Ochudlo, Ramesh Kumar Wattal, Mohammad Sultan Raga, Mr. Khan & family, Sohan Lal Bazaz, Ashok Bakshi, Chogyel Sangpo, Dhondup Sangpo, Sangay Tsewang, Sonam from Bir, Rigzin Angmo, Tenzin Rabten, Thubten Rabgyas, Lobsang Rinchen, Thupten Gendun, Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang, Dieter Glogowski, Ayshen Delemen, Markus Bosch, Maria Boness, Gudrun Lauf, Isabel Kauf-Prochnow, Larissa Gaub, Liselotte Schulten, Sonam Dakpa, Lama Tsering, Thubten Norzin, Gyalsan Pintsok

 
 
Mutter der Tibeter (German Trailer) 2018

Trailer zu meinem ersten langen Dokumentarfilm über Leben und Werk von Irmtraut Wäger.

Kurzbeschreibung: Eine Frau beschließt nach ihrer Pensionierung einen sinnvollen dritten Lebensabschnitt. Irmtraut Wäger leitet 30 Jahre lang die Deutsche Tibethilfe und unterstützt den Dalai Lama und die Tibeter im Exil. Sie sammelt 30 Millionen Euro an Spenden und hilft damit über 5.000 Tibetischen Patenkindern. Außerdem ermöglicht sie so den Bau von Schulen, Krankenhäusern, Kindergärten und Altenheimen in ganz Indien. Sie gilt heute als leuchtendes Vorbild gelungener Flüchtlingshilfe.

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