Kesang Chuki Dorjee is a filmmaker with a focus. After establishing Children & Women’s unit at Bhutan’s BBS Television station, she set off on her own to address the importance of women’s participation in fostering democracy in Bhutan. Her projects have included films such as “Housewives to Leaders” and “Yes, Madam Prime Minister,” which have won her her international awards including the UNDP Human Development Media Fellowship Award (2010) and the Hoso Bunka Award – Japan Prize (2007). Chuki Dorjee shared her experiences and insights with other young leaders in Asia last month at the 2013 Asia 21 Summit in Zhenjiang, China. Below, she tells us about some of the challenges she has faced and about her next project documenting women in Bhutan’s political scene.
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By Tom Nagorski
The new class of Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leaders had just arrived for their “summit” in the Chinese city of Zhenjiang when word came that Nelson Mandela had died. The news broke in the early morning, and over breakfast conversations turned to Mandela’s achievements, and his great gifts as a leader: integrity and humility, quiet perseverance and boundless courage.
Responding to the Call for Action, this year’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit officially concluded in Zhenjiang, China earlier today.
Check out photos from the 2012 Asia 21 Summit in Dhaka here.
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