Machik Tibet Film Screening in Toronto: Tharlo by Pema Tseden
Join us for Machik Toronto Film Screening of Tharlo, an award-winning film from Tibet by Pema Tseden.
Due to limited seating, we request that you register online:
RSVP at bitly.com/machiktibetfilm
The screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Losang Rabgey, co-founder and Executive Director of Machik, a non-profit organization whose mission is to incubate social innovation for Tibet. www.machik.org
High in the desolate, windswept mountains of Tibet lives a shepherd named Tharlo. He tends his sheep and rides his motorcycle, passing his days in familiar and traditional routines far from the city lights. But when Tharlo travels to the city for an ID card photo and meets Yangtso, a modern young hairdresser, his monastic life will forever change. Tharlo was the first Tibetan film to be screened at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. - Icarus Website
About the Director:
Pema Tseden is Tibet’s leading film director and screen writer. He is the first Tibetan filmmaker in contemporary Tibet to shoot a film entirely in the Tibetan language, with a Tibetan crew. As a writer, Tseden has published more than 50 short stories and novels both in Tibetan and Chinese. His feature films, all of which have received great acclaim, are The Grassland (2004), The Silent Holy Stones(2005), The Search (2009), Old Dog (2011), The Sacred Arrow (2014) and most recently, Tharlo.