Dreaming Lhasa

U.S. Premiere!
Special added screening at 9:40 p.m.

Dreaming Lhasa is the first film to capture both the majesty of Tibetan Buddhist culture and the complexity of its ties to the outside world. Dub reggae, family honor, and the CIA all have their place here. Many members of Tibet's exile community live across the Indian border in Dharamsala, in the gorgeous foothills of the Himalayas. It's here that a young American filmmaker lands, seeking the stories of former political prisoners. By blood, Karma is fully Tibetan; by habit, she's a New Yorker. She meets Dhondup, an ex-monk who escaped Tibet after being imprisoned for his role fighting the government. The monk wants Karma's help in delivering a treasured charm box to a missing man. The more Karma hears, the more she feels lost-and the more new risks emerge.

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