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Vancouver Film Festival - Touched by Tibet 2009

June 12 to June 15, 2009

Touched by Tibet 2009
Co-presented by
The Vancouver International Film Centre & The Canada Tibet Committee Vancouver
Fire Under the Snow (the remarkable story of a monk who survived 34 years imprisonment in Tibet),
Tulku (first-hand story of what its like to be identified as a reincarnate in the West, by the son of Alan Ginsberg's teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche),
Meltdown in Tibet (World Premiere of travel writer and Tibet expert /Michael Buckley's doc on superdams being built by China on Asia's essential water sources - Tibet's rivers),
Tibet's Cry For Freedom (Australian-made doc on the state of Tibet today features the Dalai Lama), and a double-bill on the story of a tulku as a boy and 17 years later in India: The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche and The Thread of Karma.
The festival will run Friday June 12 to Monday June 15 at the VIFC Vancity Theatre at1181 Seymour at Davie St. More info at
Fri 12:
6.30:    Fire Under the Snow 
8.15:    Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche + Thread of Karma
Sat 13:
4.45:    Fire Under the Snow 
8.00:    Meltdown in Tibet Premiere + Tibet’s Cry For Freedom
Sun 14:
4.45:    Tulku
6.30:    Meltdown in Tibet + Tibet Cry For Freedom
8.30:    Fire Under the Snow
Mon 15:
6.30:    Tulku
8.00:     Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche + Thread of Karma

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