Young Filmmakers Get International Attention

Namgyal Wangchuk Trichen Lhagyari, BYkids’ second youth filmmaker who made MY COUNTRY IS TIBET, is selected as a Global Teen Leader for the We Are Family Foundation’s (WAFF) Three Dot Dash Initiative and attends the Just Peace Summit in March 2012. Chosen from amongst an extraordinary group of teen nominees representing 37 countries, Trichen was selected for his ‘leadership and vision’ in contributing to a more peaceful world. Three Dot Dash Initiative provides Trichen with a mentor and a small stipend for one year to further develop the work that he launched with his BYkids film.

16-year-old Jayshree Janu Kharpade, BYkids youth filmmaker of FIRE IN OUR HEARTS and mentored by Joyce Chopra, is celebrated in a lengthy feature in the December issue of Femina, one of India’s oldest and best known magazines.