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'Passport Photos' screening

December 14, 2011

'Passport Photos' the documentary film by Black Coffee Productions and Think Tibet was screened at the Insight Film Festival at Manchester. 

The 2-day festival held on the 3rd and 4th of December focuses on films of faith, offering a forum through which faith can be explored, discussed and understood.  Lobsang Thardoe, program and project manager of Think Tibet represented the filmmakers and producers at the festival. He participated in the workshop by FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE on script writing and screenwriting workshop by Henry Swindell, writer manager for BBC writers’ room north of England.

On the second day of the screening, he was invited to speak on the film and about Tibet. Speaking of his experience, Lobsang says, “It was wonderful to be here at the Insight Festival. I had the opportunity of meeting the Lord Mayor of Manchester, who was the Chief Guest, and speak briefly about Tibet.” Passport Photos was selected out of 300 documentaries received from worldwide and received an official selection award.

Lobsang will meet supporters of Tibet and other associates of Think Tibet in London and Manchester.

‘Passport photos’, is a short documentary film comprising of a collection of conversations with young urban Tibetans, all named Tenzin. They talk about their lives, families, dreams and what it means to be living in exile.

The film ‘Passport Photos’ competed its post-production work in 2010, the film was first premiered at the IBN Arabi Film Festival in Murcia, Spain on January 31, 2011. Following the rave reviews and critics’ thumps-up for this niche film, it was screened at seven other 2011 International Film Festivals; Vientianale International Film Festival, Laos, Dawson City International short Film Festival, Canada, MCM International Short Film Festival, Netherland, Outbox International Short Film Festival, Lebanon, Kimera International Film Festival, Italy, Australian Refugee Film Festival, Australia and I’ve seen Films International Film Festival, Italy.

The film “Passport Photos’ has been directed by Preetam Koipillai in collaboration with Tenzin Jangchup Lingpa and Lobsang Thardoe. The film has screened in eleven countries in thirteen international film festivals during 2010-2011.
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