Committed Cinema: Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam

3/16/14 to 3/20/14

We welcome Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam to BAM/PFA as part of our ongoing series Committed Cinema, dedicated to filmmakers who explore vital contemporary issues in aesthetically innovative ways. The Dharamsala-based duo presents two films that focus on the plight of Tibet and its exiled people. Part of CAAMFest 2014.

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  • Dreaming Lhasa

    • Thursday, March 20 7pm

    Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam (India/U.K., 2005). Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam in conversation with Gaetano Kazuo Maida. A young Tibetan American journeys to Dharamsala, India, and discovers dub reggae and CIA agents among the Tibetan exiles there. "The first film to capture the majesty of Tibetan Buddhist culture and the complexity of its ties to the outside world” (TIFF). (90 mins)

  • The Sun Behind the Clouds

    • Sunday, March 16 6:10 PM

    Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam (India/U.K., 2009). Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam in person. 2008 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the takeover of Tibet, prompting uprisings and the biggest upheaval in decades in Lhasa and other cities. This documentary chronicles the Tibetan struggle for freedom. (79 mins)