London – Rich Mix events 22nd-24th July

* 22nd July – 6pm
Eclipsed: The Tragedy of Tibet
dirs Anshul Uniyal & Tarini Mehta, India 2007, 24 mins
A telling argument on the environmental and political reasons as to why India should be concerned with the Tibet issue, whilst
offering an insight into the historical links between these two fascinating cultures.

The Unwinking Gaze
dir Joshua Dugdale, UK 2008, 74 mins
A unique portrait of the Tibetan spiritual and temporal leader and his recent working life, as he seeks to lead the Tibetan people
towards a peaceful resolution with China.

* 23rd July – 6pm Shorts Programme
Art in Exile
dirs Nidhi Tuli & Ashraf Abbas, India 2006, 27 mins
Exploring the role of art in the creation and preservation of cultural identity for exiled Tibetans, from prolific activist poet Tenzin
Tsundue to offbeat rock band JJI Brothers to the more traditional arts institutes in Dharamsala, Northern India.

Chaksampa – The Yogi Who Built Iron Bridges
dir Tsering Rhitar, Nepal 2003, 30 mins
This documentary follows an amateur lhamo opera troupe as they create then perform a new work based on the life of Thangtong
Gyalpo, famed both for building iron bridges and founding Tibetan opera.

Prayers Answered
dir: Geleck Palsang, India 2005, 30 mins
In 2005, the Dalai Lama visited the village of Turtuk in a little known region of North Eastern India. Struck by the poverty in the
village, he offered local children the chance for a better education at a school for Tibetan children in Ladakh.

* 24th July – 6pm The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas followed by director Q & A
dir Michael Wiese, US 2007, 76 mins
A fascinating journey into caves where early Buddhist masters meditated, monasteries where the Dalai Lamas taught and the
famous Oracle Lake, Lhamo Lhatso.
Presented by Tibet Foundaton

Rich Mix
37-45 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
nearest tube Liverpool Street

tickets: £7 full / £5.50 concessions

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