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Tibetan documentary

January 3, 2009

Rutland Herald
Jan 2, 2009
 
BURLINGTON – Burlington City Arts, as a closing event for the current Firehouse Center exhibition "Written on the Wind: Contemporary Himalayan Flags," there will be a film screening by German Director Maria Blumencron, titled "Escape over the Himalayas," on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 4 p.m. There will be an introduction by Tenzin Choedon, a member of the Tibetan Association of Vermont, as well as Tibetan food to sample, and will be held on the second floor of the Firehouse Center, in the Lorraine B. Good room. The film documents the escape of six Tibetan children through the Himalayan Mountains in an effort to flee from political turmoil, illuminating their struggle and suffering as a sampling of the hundreds of thousands of Tibetan refugee children who have escaped Tibet since the Chinese occupation began over 50 years ago. The film runs approximately 30 minutes long. Following the screening, there will also be a panel discussion, and question and answer session with local Tibetans and other members of the Tibetan Association. The exhibition, "Written on the Wind: Contemporary Himalayan Flags," features modern versions of traditional Tibetan prayer flags created by contemporary artists from around the world. This exhibition is organized by the Rubin Museum of Art, located in the Chelsea district of New York City, and was originally commissioned for its inauguration in 2003.
 
This event is free and open to the public. For more information about gallery exhibitions, special events, classes and workshops, please call (802) 865-7166 or visit burlingtoncityarts.com.
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