Dechen Roder is one of the first female directors from the Kingdom of Bhutan. She has been making small shorts and documentaries since 2005. Her most recent short film Lo Sum Choe Sum (3 Year 3 Month Retreat) competed in the Berlinale Shorts 2015, and later screened in multiple festivals around the world, including Palm Springs Short Fest, Melbourne, Fribourg, and Seoul International Women’s Film Festival. She is also the co-founder and organizer of the only film festival in Bhutan: Beskop Tshechu Film Festival. When not working on her own films, she works as a visual editor on other projects and as a producer/writer/director for commissioned projects. Honeygiver Among the Dogs (2017) is her debut feature film and was nominated for an APSA for the Cultural Diversity Award Under the Patronage of UNESCO.
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