Kesang Tseten is a Tibetan writer and filmmaker from Nepal. Among his films are "On the road with the red god: Machhendranath", which explores the complex human interactions that lie beneath the surface of the ancient and traditional chariot festival of the deity Rato Machhendranath.
The film was adjudged the best documentary in Nepal of the last 10 years by the Nepal Motion Pictures Association in 2005.
The film "We Homes Chaps", a personal documentary about a boarding school, Dr. Graham's Homes, founded in 1900 by a Scottish Presbyterian missionary in Kalimpong, India, to shelter and educate outcast Anglo-Indian, Tibetan refugee and other children of marginal communities; "We Homes Chaps" was screened at the Margaret Mead International Film and Video Festival, Mountainfilm Telluride, Visual Communications in LA and numerous other venues.
Tseten wrote the original screenplay for "Mukundo" (Mask of Desire), which won the Best Script Award from the Nepal Motion Pictures Association in 2000. The film was an Academy Award selection from Nepal.
A second feature script "Karma", about an errant Buddhist nun, is presently in production.
His stories have appeared in An Other Voice: English Writing from Nepal, which he co-edited and was published by Martin Chautari in 2003, and Secret Places, New Writing from Nepal in Manoa, published by the University of Hawaii.
He is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and of Amherst College.