Until Space Remains
India. 2016. 65 min.
Until Space Remains. Tibetan spiritual leader and nobel laureate the 14th Dalai Lama has been living in exile in India since the chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959, in spite of which the tibetan people have managed to preserve their identity, keeping their cause alive. The film explores the untold story of the remarkable relationship that Dalai Lama and Tibetans share with India, which began in 8th century. Until space remains traces the Dalai Lama’s incredible journey from his early years in Tibet to commemorating his 80th year in exile; a rare glimpseof his remarkable evolution as a Bodhisattva. The film is shot across the Dharamshala Himalayas (the exiled home of The Dalai Lama), the ancient buddhist ruins of Nalanda and Bodhgaya in Bihar and New Deli, besides incorporating rare archival footage from 1930s-1940s from inside Tibet and of The Dalai Lama.
Gaurav Saxena realized his passion for directing early on when he trained at the National School of Drama’s Theater in education company and directed plays. He graduated from Delhi College of Arts, Delhi University after which he trained in television production and direction with Studio 18 and subsequently worked for various TV production companies in Delhi and Mumbai as director. He directed primetime fiction series and non-fiction shows across all TV networks. Further film programs in the USA, including screenwriting at UCLA, folowed, after which he worked as a screenwriter, director and producer on independent film projects in India, Germany and USA. He independently produced and directed Tibetan short film Rangzen that had its world premiere at the 64th Berlinale and won best short and best of festival al Raindance, qualifying for the 2015 Oscars entry. Gaurav has recently completed a feature length commisioned documentary film on the Dalai Lama.