"16 Barkor South Street" [Tibet in Harlem]
16 Barkor South Street
(Dir. Duan Jinchuan, 1996, 100 min.)
Tibetan and Chinese with English subtitles.
No.16, Barkor Street is an old courtyard in the heart of Lhasa and the site of the office of the Barkor Neighborhood Committee. This masterful cinema verit documentary, the landmark work in the history of independent documentaries about Tibet, is a photographic study of the basic workings of government in Tibet that follows the local Party Secretary, Deputy Director, Director for Womens Affairs, and Community Policeman, among others, as they implement official policies and manage neighborhood affairs.
Tibet in Harlem 2: Origins is the second annual series of Tibetan and Tibet-related films at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem. This year's program showcases a collection of rarely screened early films - both documentary and fiction - by some of the most important Tibetan and Chinese filmmakers working in Tibet today.
Proceeds from each event will be contributed to NGOs and organizations working inside Tibet, including Rabsal, the Tibet Village Project and Machik.
Presented by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University, Maysles Cinema, Machik and the Kham Film Project. Programmed by Robert Barnett, Lynn True, and Nelson Walker. Supported by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and other organizations.
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