Rosetta is a Conceptual Short-film Created, Directed and Choreographed by Ukweli 'Quails' Roach of BirdGang ltd.
A note from the creator (Ukweli Roach):
"Rosetta explores the issues of our Perspective and Interpretation of events. As with much of my work the piece has many layers and ways its narrative can be understood, but essentially it deals with opposites; Greed vs Sacrifice; Selfishness vs Altruism; Hate vs Love. However, at the very least I want it to be viewed as a 'Moving Painting' which is how I saw it when I first heard the track and had the idea. Please enjoy and interpret how you will... Many thanks, Ukweli Roach x"
Many thanks to the amazing Dancers of BirdGang Dance Company.
Director: Ukweli Roach
D.O.P and Editing: Colin Emerson
Produced by: CoolHand Entertainment
Motion Design Artist: Joseph Buchanan
Music Track: Excerpt/Reprise from 'Rosetta' by Kyan
Musical Arrangement: Soliheen Garraway
Lighting Gaffer: Peter Brimson
Hair and Make-up: Keisha Des Vignes
Stills Photography: Luke Lentes and Simeon Qsyea
Costume: Kendra Horsburgh
Shannelle 'Tali' Fergus
Yarchen Gar, officially known as the Yaqên Orgyän Temple, lies in an isolated valley 4000 m above sea level in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
Due to the remoteness of the institute and the bad condition of roads leading there, Yarchen Gar sees very few tourists.
Officials often prevent foreigners from entering the institute or staying there overnight.
It is reported to have 10 000 monks and nuns (most of the inhabitants are nuns), making it possibly the largest monastery in the world.
These images are rare and they will be part of a larger project.
In loving memory of my dad, Paolo Chiesa died suddenly on October 2016, when I was in Yarchen Gar.