Dorjee Tsering is one of only a handful of true Tibetan artists in exile. He is better known by the name, LHAKSAM. He is a filmmaker, cinematographer, editor, sports teacher, actor, activist, social worker, composer and Tibetan Singer. And while he has composed and produced three Tibetans albums, he does not consider himself an accomplished musician. “Whatever I do,
it comes straight from my heart,” says Lhaksam. “And my heart always echoes FREE TIBET! RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS! And SAVE HUMANITY”.
Lhaksam was born into a refugee family in Darjeeling, India. His parents were from Amdo, Tibet.He came to the United States in 2002. In 2004 he made his first film with a group of friends. NEW YORK MARE MIYOK REY was a short, low budget- production. It showed Tibetan life in New York City with a message directed to the younger Tibetan generation, focusing on the importance of a modern education and professional skills.
The film was a big hit in Tibetan communities. It also ignited Lhaksam’s passion for filmmaking.
In 2008 he entered the New York Film Academy, paying tuition out of his own pocked without any financial support. Community Service has always been an important aspect of Lhaksam’s life. For two years, he served as the Cultural Secretary of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of NY/NJ. He was then elected as the President of the Parents Association of NY/NJ.
By 2008, Lhaksam had financed, shot and produced his own documentary, NEVER GIVE UP!
Lhaksam has filmed many major news events including the Bridge Conference between the Chinese and Tibetan youths, The North American Tibetan Professional Conference, visits of Hi Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) Debate, Symposium of Tibet as well as numerous cultural events in the Tibetan community. His work has appeared across the United States as well as world wide on NBC, Reuters and Voice of America.
Who is Lhaksam
HUMAN RIGHTS! And SAVE HUMANITY.