NY Premiere of DREAMING LHASA at HRWFF
- [ this should be HOT - please tell friends who can get to, or live in
NYC - peace, Caterina]
From executive producers Richard Gere/Jeremy Thomas/Raj Singh
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL Screenings June 9, 11 and 12
Directors In Person
"DREAMING LHASA is the first film to capture both the majesty of
Tibetan Buddhist culture and the complexity of its ties to the outside
world."-Toronto International Film Festival
From the frontlines of the Tibetan exile community in India comes the
dramatic feature debut by award-winning India-based documentary film
veterans Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam. The Human Rights Watch Film
Festival screenings will be presented at the Walter Reade Theater at
Lincoln Center June 9, 11 and 12.
Dreaming Lhasa follows Karma, a young Tibetan filmmaker from New York
who interviews recent Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala and encounters
Dhondup, an ex-monk with an intriguing mystery. Their efforts to solve
it together take them through the exile communities in India, and the
journey forces each to examine their sense of identity and purpose. On
the way, we meet monks, merchants, musicians, former guerrillas and
expats of all stripes, stripping away many of the clichés and
stereotypes about contemporary Tibetans that have clung to them in the
West. The film is a heartfelt tribute to the personal sacrifices for
freedom made by many, in many ways, over the past fifty years.
Directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam will attend and take questions
after the screenings.
Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival
INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST FILM FESTIVAL Co-presentations at:
San Francisco Asian American Film Festival
Indian Film Festival Los Angeles
India/UK, 2005, 90 minutes, in Tibetan and English
Official film website
Friday, June 9, 9:15 pm
Sunday, June 11, 8:45 pm
Monday, June 12, 4:00 pm
Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street, plaza level
(between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.)
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