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Special Screening Honoring His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom

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Tuesday 10/20
7:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
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dirs. Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, 2009, digital, India/UK, 79 mins.

Tibetan filmmaker Tenzing Sonam and his partner Ritu Sarin take a uniquely Tibetan perspective on the trials and tribulations of the Dalai Lama and his people as they continue their struggle for freedom in the face of determined suppression by one of the world’s biggest and most powerful nations. The filmmakers had intimate access to the Dalai Lama and followed him over the course of an eventful year, which included the 2008 protests in Tibet, the international response to it, the Beijing Olympics, and the breakdown in talks between his representatives and the Chinese government.

Set against this backdrop, the film explores the interplay between the personal and the historic, spirituality and politics, and the tension between the Dalai Lama’s efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Tibet situation based on compromise and dialogue, and the impatience of a younger generation of Tibetans who are ready to take a more confrontational course.

WINNER, VACLAV HAVEL AWARD, One World Film Festival, Prague

Special Screening Honoring His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

On Monday, October 26th, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia will award the 2015 Liberty Medal to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, in recognition of his advocacy for human rights worldwide. Although he is unable to attend the presentation for health reasons, IHP is pleased to recognize the occasion with a special screening of this 2009 documentary, winner of the Vaclav Havel Award at the One World Film Festival in Prague. We wish His Holiness a swift and robust return to good health!