Welcome To Sierra Friends of Tibet
6PM Sunday November 27th
Madelynn Helling Library Community Room
FREE FILM ON TIBET- MEET the Filmmaker Sonam Anjatsang
ABOUT THE FILM:
Dorjee Tseringís story (A Motherís Son) is the latest and 4th offering from the accomplished Tibetan film-maker Nawang N Anja-Tsang (Sonam). His previous works includes Little Tibet, Little Tibet 2 and Drensol (Memory).
It tells the heart-rending tale of 16 year-old Dorjee Tsering who sets himself on fire as his way of trying to get the world to focus on the terrible situation in Tibet. The country is under the brutal occupation by the Chinese government. Human rights abuses are numerous and extensive. Religious freedom is heavily regulated and the very culture of this wonderful and unique country is at risk of being wiped out.
Self-immolations are a controversial topic, not least with Tibetansthemselves but Nawang N. Anja-Tsang (Sonam) handles the topic with sensitivity and fine judgement. The use of interviews with family members, friends and indeed footage of Dorjee himself turns the abstract into something very real. We the audience are implicitly brought into the story about the desperation of a young boy with many moral dilemmas brought up that engage the audience.
Produced and Directed by Nawang N. Anja-Tsang (Sonam)
Editor by Andrea Paffetti Original Music Composed by Marco Viale
"This is a powerful film and well worth a watch."
(Rt Hon Norman Baker, President Tibet Society)