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Film ‘Olo – The Boy from Tibet’ and Festival Opening

Wed 30 Jan 2013

This is the touching story of Olo, a Tibetan boy who left his family, fled his home and country at the age of 6 and currently lives as a refugee in northern India.

Japanese film maker Kuku Minami first met Olo, now in his early teens, in the winter of 2009 and was touched by the boy with the clear eyes and innocent expression which gave little hint of his sad history. He decided to document the plight of Tibetan refugees and became absorbed in all aspects of the film from planning and casting to shooting on location in India and Nepal.

The film revolves around Olo’s nostalgia for his homeland as well as life in his new home in exile. “Many people in the world are forced to live like Olo and his friends,” Minami says. “I want as many people as possible to understand the reality.”
Visy Theatre  Wed 30th Jan 7:o0pm $15
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Duration: 120mins