Dreaming Lhasa

2005, Drama, 1h 30m

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In India for her latest project, a filmmaker (Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso) of Tibetan descent returns to her ancestral country to help a man accomplish a personal mission.

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  • Jun 11, 2008
    [font=Century Gothic]In "Dreaming Lhasa," Karma(Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso) is in the city of Dharamsala in Northern India to film a documentary with the assistance of Jigme(Tenzin Jigme) of Tibetan exiles detailing their ordeal at the hands of the occupying Chinese.(Karma herself is of Tibetan heritage.) One of her interviewees is Dhondup(Jampa Kalsang) who has been charged with returning a charm box to a fellow Tibetan whose current whereabouts are unknown. Sensing a story, Karma helps Dhondup, even accompanying him to Delhi...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Dreaming Lhasa" is a well-meaning movie with a paper thin story and amateurish performances. Still, this is an honorable try at depicting the heartbreak of a people watching their country slowly disappear under the weight of oppression and deciding what to do next. Some simply move on while others fight in whatever way they know how, be it to return to their native country and an unknown fate or to begin a hunger strike. [/font]
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