Film Preview: Tibetan Festival, 6 – 11 June, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

3 Jun

Exile

Another unique film season arrives at the Filmhouse this week in the shape of Through an Exile Lens, a Tibetan Festival, running from Friday 6 – Wednesday 11 June.

The current situation in Tibet is critical. With the events that recently swept across Tibet and worldwide, 2008 has provided the greatest opportunity Tibetans have had to make their voices heard. Through this celebration of Tibetan visual culture, this project hopes to add to these voices, fostering deeper understandings of the Tibet issue.

With footage and images previously unseen in the UK, straight from the heart of the exile community in India and its burgeoning creative scene, UK audiences will have the opportunity to discover the rich and vibrant culture of a land that has long-captured the imagination, whilst exploring the realities of what it means to be Tibetan today.

On opening night the directors of The Forbidden Team, a film detailing the first football match played by the Tibetan national team, will be at the cinema for a Q&A session, while other film. Other films include:

  • Kekexili: Mountain Patrol
  • Dreaming Lhasa
  • Blindsight
  • Exile Lens: Youth, Diaspora and the Search for Identity
  • Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

‘Through an Exile Lens’ is a non-profit making initiative with profits going towards local NGOs in Dharamsala as well as other Tibetan exile communities in the Indian Himalayan region.

All the information is on the Filmhouse website, while here’s the trailer for Dreaming Lhasa:

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