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FILM: THE SWEET REQUIEM

FILMTHE SWEET REQUIEM
4.30PM – 6PM SATURDAY 18 APRIL TURBINE STUDIO)

In conjunction with the Festival of Tibet, the Brisbane Himalayan Film Festival will feature the Queensland premiere of a new film entitled The Sweet Requiem, an impressive narrative feature by Dharamshala-based doco team Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.

The guiding Buddhist notion of impermanence plays a central role in the story of Dolkar, a young woman who embarked on a perilous trek to India with her father when she was a girl. Now firmly part of Delhi’s large Tibetan community, Dolkar is helping Gompo, a recent arrival fleeing Chinese security forces in Lhasa. Slowly, Dolkar recognises Gompo as the guide who abandoned her group on a treacherous Himalayan path all those years ago. But is this really him?