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June 9, 10, 12, 2006 — "Dreaming Lhasa" Film screening, New York premier (download poster)

Venue   Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
               165 West 65th Street, Plaza Level (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
Times   Friday, June 9, 9:15 pm
               Sunday, June 11, 8:45 pm
               Monday,  June 12, 4:00 pm
Ticket Information Adult and senior, $10; Students, $7; Children $5. Order tickets at Program of The 2006 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival showing at the Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Sponsors  Human Rights Watch International, New York (2006 International Film Festival)
Contact  Call 212-875-5600 for up-to-date schedule information.
Directions
  By Subway, take the #1 local train to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station. The Walter Reade Theater and box office is located on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, one flight up on the plaza level. The box office opens at 12:30 pm Monday through Friday, and one half hour before the first screening on Saturday and Sunday.

Dreaming Lhasa

Directors: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam. Release: India/UK2005, runtime: 90 minutes, language: Tibetan & English with English subtitles.

The directors will be present at the screenings for Q&A sessions.

Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, comes to Dharamsala — a small town in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, home to the exiled Dalai Lama and the spiritual and political focus of the Tibetan diaspora — to make a film about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. Their harrowing stories of courage and suffering heighten her own sense of cultural alienation. One of Karma’s interviewees is Dhondup, an enigmatic ex-monk who had recently escaped after spending four years in prison for his role in anti-Chinese activities. Dhondup confides in Karma that his real reason for coming to India is to fulfill his dying mother’s last wish, to deliver a gahu — a charm box that Tibetans use as a protection amulet — to a man named Loga. He appeals to her for help in finding him. As they set out to find Loga, Karma finds herself unwittingly falling in love with Dhondup even as she is sucked into the vortex of his quest, which becomes a journey into Tibet’s fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery.

June 10, 2006 (Saturday) — “Phun Anu Thanu” Feature Film Showing in New York (download PDF flyer)

Venue   PS 130, 143 Baxter Street, Little Italy, Manhattan, NYC
Times   Afternoon: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
               Late Afternoon: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
               Evening: 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Contribution  $12.00 only. Tickets are available @: Executive Members of Tibetan Association of NY & NJ, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of NY & NJ, Tibetan Women’s Association of NY & NJ; NYATA Staff Members; The Tibet Fund; Agu Pema & Gelek’s Mobile Shop in Astoria and Tibetan Shops & Restaurants in Jackson Heights and Manhattan.
Sponsors  The Tibet Fund and Tibet Motion Pictures and Arts presents the screening of Tibetan feature
film in the metropolitan area of New York.
Contact  212.213.5011 x 11
Directions
  Subway > Take N,R,Q,W, J, M, Z & 6 Trains to Canal Street and then follow the map on the right. (Please use the main entrance on the Baxter Street)

Phun Anu Thanu premier show at Dharamsala
Phun Anu Thanu a runaway success in Minnesota

Join us in this worthy cause and enjoy Phun Anu Thanu, one of the first motion pictures made by a Tibetan with English sub-titles. Tashi Wangchuk and Tsultrim Dorjee, filmmakers. Pa-Tsering, Sonam Wangdue, Dechen Yangzom, Tenzin Choedon and Sonam Tsering, major actors.

The story within story is of two naughty brothers, Anu and Thanu and their unconditional love for two beautiful and educated daughters, Yangzom and Dechen of Gyakpon la of Dekyling. Anu and Thanu are known for their negativity while Yangzom and Dechen their positive qualities throughout the community ......

“...this film made me think about our lives and the world around us in new ways. This film is truly educational and inspirational, “I highly recommend it to every Tibetan, young or old” remarked Tenzin Kunsel, a high school student.

Proceeds from the screening will benefit the Tibetan Communities and CTA’s Third Integrated Development Plan for Tibetans in Exile.


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