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Cinema Politica 05/02: What Remains Of Us

Posted by John / February 1, 2007

Cinema Politica writes:

WHAT: Documentary screening with filmmakers in attendance
WHEN: Monday, February 05 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Room H-110, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve
COST: Free or by donation

Forced to seek refuge in India and still viewed by China as a threat to national security, the Dalai Lama had never returned to Lhasa. For 50 years, he had been prevented from crossing the mountains separating him prom his homeland. For 50 years, he had not spoken directly to Tibetans inside the country. Kalsang Dolma, a young Tibetan refugee in Quebec, crosses the Himalayas. Into the largest prison in the world, she carries a video message recorded by the spiritual and political leader of Tibetans. Families gather around the tiny screen, transfixed, and for one of the first times, the voices of this fragile people under the yoke of suffering reach us from across the distance. This film was shot without the knowledge of the Chinese authorities, using small digital cameras, during nearly a dozen secret forays into Tibet between 1996 and 2004.

Canada / 2004 / 74 min

*** Please note that the filmmakers have asked us to require our audience members to REMOVE ALL RECORDING DEVICES AND CELL PHONES from their person before entering the auditorium. We will have volunteers checking our audience members before the enter H-110. These measures are being taken to protect the identity of the subjects in the film, and we apologize for any inconvenience and/or discomfort this may cause. Thanks very much for your understanding, and enjoy this amazing doc! ****

Cinema Politica is an überculture project, and is co-sponsored by CitizenShift and Concordia University Television (CUTV). Additional support comes from our friends at the Concordia Co-op Bookstore and the Documentary Organization of Canada, Quebec Chapter.

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