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Documentary: Journey from Zanskar

May 24, 2009

US-China Institute
June 22, 2009

Filmmaker Frederick Marx, producer of Academy
Award nominated "Hoop Dreams," will be premiering a rough cut of his new film.

June 18, 2009 7:00PM - 9:00PM
USC, Taper Hall 202, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cost: Free

The new film, nearing completion in anticipation
of a fall release, takes place in the
northernmost part of India in one of the most
isolated regions of the Himalayas, known as
Zanskar.  Inaccessibility and isolation has
protected Zanskar - also known as “Little Tibet”
- from cultural change.   Today, it is considered
the last place on earth where the original
Tibetan Buddhist way of life still exists;
however, all that will change when the Indian
government completes a modern paved road into
Zanskar to provide its military with access to
the fragile borders it shares with Pakistan and China.

Several years ago the Dalai Lama asked two senior
monks upon the completion of their training to
devote themselves to educating the children of
Zanskar so their rich cultural heritage could be
preserved through reading and writing.   The two
monks selected 17 of the brightest children from
among the poorest families and began a ten day
trek over the snow covered Himalayas from Zanskar
to a school on the other side of the
mountains.  The children's journey comprises the central plot of the film.

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