"The Search", followed by Q&A with filmmaker & a closing night reception
(Dir. Padma Tseten, 2009, 112 min., Director's second feature film.)
Tibetan with English subtitles.
A Tibetan film director travels from village to village across the country looking for an actor and an actress to star in his next film. He hears talk of people with the skills he needs, but they always seem to have just left or living somewhere else, as if he's come too late. The Search is a road movie exploring a disappearing culture, taking the viewer straight into the heart of contemporary Tibet. This elegant film recently debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and is the first ever to be shot entirely in Tibet in the Tibetan language by a local crew.
Q&A with filmmaker and closing night reception to follow.
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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