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Dreaming Lhasa
A benefit for Olympias Nalanda Institute, Center for Buddhist Study and Meditation
Sat, Mar 7, 2:30 PM
Olympia Film Society
Capitol Theater
206 5th Ave SE

Regular ticket prices: $5.00 OFS members and $8.00 General (non-members)

Directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, 90 min English

“Dreaming Lhasa is a beautiful and moving look into Tibetan exile life that becomes a universal reflection on justice, relationships, and personal responsibilities. Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama’s exile headquarters in India, to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. She wants to connect with her roots but is also escaping a deteriorating relationship back home. One of Karma’s interviewees is Dhondup, an enigmatic ex-monk who has just escaped from Tibet. As he confides his real reasons for coming to India, we journey deeper into Tibet’s fractured past but also into self-discovery and universal themes. This sensitive and intriguing film will both delight and inspire.

After the film Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim, Tibetan Buddhist teacher and former monk will answer questions for those interested,” quoting the OFS site.

Beautifully shot imagery delicate and graceful exploration of cultural identity
San Francisco Bay Guardian

The connection of this film to the Yelm area is that Bald Hills Fire Commissioner Bill Owen’s wife Grace is assisting with publicity for this grand event!
Best wishes for a grand benefit, Mrs. Owen!

Posted by Steve on March 6, 2009 at 6:39 am | Permalink

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