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film screening silent holy stones
10/13/2013 2:00 PM
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Join us for a screening of Silent Holy Stones a feature film by Pema Tseden, the first Tibetan graduate of the Beijing Film Academy. According to the filmmaker, "The place where the story took place is none other than my home village,...I long to tell true stories--in my own way...to reveal the genuine conditions of the life of the people there... a reciprocal infiltration between tradition and modernism." The film follows a young lama assigned for Tibetan New Year to attend to the seven-year-old Living Buddha (tulku) of a mountain monastery. The young lamas try to balance their strict training with explorations of the outside world through the novelty of television, and make some surprising choices. The film is free with regular museum admission, $6/$4 students and seniors.
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