Co-hosted by US Tibet Committee
Sundays at 2pm; September 9, 16, 23 & 30
Screening and discussion of movie Kundun
Kundun is a 1997 epic biographical film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the life and writings of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
“Kundun” meaning “presence”, is a title by which the Dalai Lama is addressed. Kundun was nominated for four Academy Awards.
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2PM
Screening and discussion of documentary Cry of Snow Lion
Cry of the Snow Lion paints a very grim picture of freedom lost and cultural genocide, harsh occupation devoid of justice. Still, it is about people that remain unbroken.
Ten years in the making, this award-winning documentary was filmed during a remarkable nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal.
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2PM
Screening and discussion of The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet
Talk/slide show by Robert Weinreb, of early Tibetan community in New York (tentative) show documentary The Shadow Circus directed by Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin, is based on extensive primary research, a result of the fact that Sonam is the son of the late Lhamo Tsering, chief field officer for the CIA in Tibet and Mustang.
The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet reveals a little-known aspect of Tibet’s recent history: the country’s armed struggle against the invading forces of Communist China. Contrary to the generally held preconception of a deeply religious and peace-loving people, the Tibetans fought a long and bloody – though ultimately, unsuccessful – guerrilla campaign. They were aided in their efforts by an unlikely ally, the CIA.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2PM | CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Screening and discussion of documentary Leaving Fear Behind (in Tibetan, Jigdrel) is a documentary shot by Dhondup Wangchen and Golog Jigme, two Tibetans from inside Tibet, who longed to bring Tibetan voices to the Beijing Olympic Games. followed by talk by Jamyang Norbu, Novelist, historian, playwright and polemicist about his meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala on May 28, 2018.
The 25-minute documentary resulting from Dhondup Wangchen and Jigme Gyatso’s footage was described by The New York Times as “an unadorned indictment of the Chinese government”. The film was compiled from 40 hours of interview footage shot by a single camera.
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2PM | CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Since 1977, the U.S. Tibet Committee (USTC) has worked to further the Tibetan people’s nonviolent struggle to restore independence to Tibet. At the grass roots level, USTC is committed to educating Americans on the occupation of Tibet, and to mobilize them into action against this injustice. The work of USTC began when its founders, India Trinley and Sherpa Tulku, and their supporters, successfully overturned a U.S. State Department ruling which disallowed U.S. citizens of Tibetan origin to name their country of birth in their passports.