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World Tibet Network News

Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Monday, August 22, 2005

7. Showcase of Tibetan films

The 2005 Tibetan Film Festival
Green Left Weekly
21 Aug 2005

Chauvel Cinemas, Paddington Town Hall, Sydney
August 26-27
Phone (02) 9361 5398 to book tickets.

The 2005 Tibetan Film Festival will provide a wider perspective of the Tibetan situation than has
ever been seen before in Australia, with documentaries and features by Tibetan directors.

Films at the Gala night, which will feature live Tibetan music and speakers, will include We’re No
Monks, written and directed by Pema Dhondup, a Tibetan living in exile. Shot on location in
Dharamshala and Delhi, this is a story about the dreams, aspirations and desires of four Tibetan
exiles who, as a result of social, political and economic frustrations, plot acts of terrorism.

According to Dhondup, “After many years of remaining calm and hopeful, generations of Tibetans
living both in Tibet and exile are bound to become frustrated. Different pressures will push them
into thinking about alternative paths of action. This will only escalate and finally affect the
prevailing peace in the region. Do we want another Middle East in Asia? Of course not ... By
presenting a gruesome scenario on the screen I want to provide a mirror for my people and a
reflection to the rest of the world. I want to say, ‘Do not let this happen’.”

China's president coming to Vancouver

Articles in this Issue:
  1. Avant-garde artists strive to express rage and aspirations of modern Tibet (AFP)
  2. Rival child lamas grow up and into political storm (Reuters)
  3. Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival to Screen Documentary about Humanitarian-Award Winning Doctor
  4. Frenzied Rutgers readies to welcome Dalai Lama
  5. Tibetan capital tells a tale of two cities (VS)
  6. The rage of the lamas
  7. Showcase of Tibetan films
  8. Hu Jintao will make talks with Canadians a priority on his first visit to North America (VS)
  9. Tibet's cause through Tibetan eyes (TT)

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