Emory Report
September 17, 2007
Volume 60, Number 4

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September 17, 2007
Tibetan Film Festival sheds light on Tibetan experience

In honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s arrival at Emory next month, the departments of South Asian Studies and Film Studies present The Tibetan Film Festival every Wednesday evening until Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in White Hall 205.

The festival brings together a selection of feature films and documentaries by Western, Tibetan and Chinese directors. These award-winning works, which focus on a topics ranging from music and politics to Himalayan culture and environmental issues, are notable not only for their artistic excellence, but for the light they shed on the Tibetan situation, both inside and outside Tibet.

Organized as a prelude to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Emory Oct. 20–22, during which he will be installed as Presidential Distinguished Professor, the Emory and Atlanta community is invited to celebrate through film this historic event.

All films will be followed by a reception and a question-and-answer session led by professors from Emory University, Oxford College and Agnes Scott College.

Additional sponsors include the Tibetan Studies Program in Dharamsala (CIPA), Emory Tibet Partnership, the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology, Religion Department, Theatre Studies, the Emory College Office, and the Institute for Comparative and International Studies.

Festival Schedule
Sept. 19 Mountain Patrol: Kekexili
Sept. 26 Windhorse
Oct. 3 Yogi Who Built Iron Bridges; Music on Wheels
Oct. 10 Dreaming Lhasa
Oct. 17 Kundun

For information on individual films, visit www.filmstudies.emory.edu/calendar.html#gabler.