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Dreaming Lhasa

Dreaming Lhasa
  • 2005
  • UK/India
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
  • Written by: Tenzing Sonam
  • Cast: Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso, Jampa Kalsang, Tenzin Jigme, Phuntsok Namgyal Dumkhang, Tsering Topgyal Phurpatsang, Tenzin Wangdrak
  • Language: Tibetan/English
  • Website: www.dreaminglhasa.com

Tibetan filmmaker Karma (Gyatyso) travels to the Indian exile community of Dharamsala to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. She encounters Dhondup (Kalsang), an ex-monk who spent four torturous years in prison under Chinese guard. In a film that resonates beyond Tibetan experience to reflect upon greater questions of dislocation and loss, Dhondup discloses to Karma a long-kept secret.

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