Spotlight on Emerging Filmmakers: Four Short Films by Tibetan Filmmakers
(Dir. Thupten Chakrishar, 2009, 6 min.)
Kunga takes a cab from Manhattan to his Brooklyn home. On the journey, he and the cab driver strike up a conversation which will later change their lives.
History of Momos
(Dir. Tsenzin Tsetan Choklay, 2007, 11 min.)
A Tibetan man living alone in Seoul, Korea remembers his real home far away in the Himalayas. With no friends and family around in this new city, food connects him to his past and his people.
Lost in Paradise
(Dir. Nudup Dorjee [A Chou, Tuo Chieh], United States, 2010, 8 min.)
Chinese and English with English subtitles.
A woman gets lost in the subway on her way to buy shoes for her son, whom she is expecting from China.
Dramgyen: The Lute
(Dir. Tashi Eugyal, 13 min.)
A Tibetan immigrant family attempts to adjust to life in a new western society. As trained musicians, the parents are unable to secure "good" jobs in their new home. Kelsang, their only daughter, happens to be a musical prodigy herself. Her father disapproves of her choice.
(Dir. Tenzin Dazel, 2009, 28 min.)
Beautiful black and white 8mm film captures a day in the life of a group of young Tibetans in New Delhi -- mostly call center workers and college students -- as they navigate the challenges of the day, looming pressures of tomorrow and haunting echoes of years past.
Panel discussion with filmmakers and actors to follow
Spotlight on Emerging Filmmakers is a special presentation of short films and works-in-progress by young Tibetan filmmakers currently living in France, India, Canada and the U.S. Shown in conjunction with the "Tibet in Harlem" series.
Proceeds from each event will be contributed to NGOs and organizations working inside Tibet.
Presented by Maysles Cinema and the Kham Film Project. Programmed by Lynn True and Nelson Walker.
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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