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FILM HOSTED BY HIMALAYAN FILM FESTIVAL

FILMS: THE SWEET REQUIEM and My SON TENZIN

Hosted by the Brisbane Himalayan Film Festival, this session presents the Brisbane premieres of two outstanding Tibetan feature films. The Sweet Requiem, directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, is the story of a young Tibetan woman living in Delhi, as she confronts memories of flight, betrayal and childhood trauma. My Son Tenzin, directed by Tsultrim Dorjee and Tashi Wangchuk, is set in California and tells a story of loss and longing and the clash of two cultures.

FILM: MY SON TENZIN
12.30PM – 2PM SATURDAY 18 APRIL TURBINE STUDIO)

A monk from Tibet arrives in the west on an unlikely mission: to meet his son after more than a decade of separation. The story of loss and longing infused with pathos and, at times, humorous, arising from the clashing worlds of Buddhist heritage, Yellow Cab business, and Oakland’s Homelessness, among others.

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

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?