“The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”: at the 2011 Amnesty International Film Festival, Vancouver
Friday November 18, at 7:15pm, at SFU Harbour Centre – 515 West Hastings Street – Room 1900
The Sun Behind the Clouds is a powerful documentary on the Tibetan struggle, made by the award winning filmmaking duo Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.
Canada Tibet Committee is delighted that this film will be screened along with a host of other compelling films. The film festival runs from Nov 17 to 20.
Mati Bernabei, of Canada Tibet Committee, will introduce The Sun Behind the Clouds.
Amnesty Film Festival program and ticket purchase information:http://www.amnestyfilmfest.ca/vancouver.html
Description of “The Sun Behind the Clouds”
Film by Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam / India-UK / 2009 / 79m
50 years have passed since the fall of Tibet. In March 2008, the biggest uprising since China took control, spreads across the Tibetan Plateau. Exile Tibetans in India march on their homeland, convinced that this is the only action they can take to support their countrymen. There is a huge groundswell of international sympathy for Tibet. This is a year of dramatic possibilities. Can the Dalai Lama’s strategy of non-violence and compromise finally make a breakthrough in his efforts to resolve the Tibet issue and silence the growing voices of dissent among his own people?
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.
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