Emory University's Second Tibetan Film Festival
Fall Semester, 2010
The Film Studies Department
The Center for International Programs Abroad
All films are free and open to the public
This mini-festival showcases three recent, award-winning films related to Tibet. The Sun Behind the Clouds (2009), a riveting documentary by Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin, focuses on a series of tumultuous events leading up to the 50th year anniversary of Tibet¿s occupation. No. 16 Barkhor South Street (1996), a cinema vérité piece by Duan Jinchuan, depicts the day-to-day workings of a Chinese government office located in the heart of Lhasa, and the complex, politically charged, sometimes humorous interactions between cadres and citizens. The Prince of the Himalayas (2007) is a lavish Tibet-centered adaptation of Hamlet by Sherwood Hu;
We have chosen these films not only for their cinemagraphic excellence, but in order to expose our audience to Tibetan, Indian, and Chinese directors rarely shown in the United States. These works are also notable for the light they shed on the differing ways in which Tibet, Tibetans, Tibetan-ness, etc., are represented by contemporary, non-western filmmakers. All screenings will include a brief introduction and a Q & A session immediately after the movie.
In order to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama¿s upcoming visit to Emory University, we invite the Emory and Atlanta communities to share in and enjoy these important Tibet-related films.