Thursday, August 16, 2007

NPJC Screening Two Films on Tibet

The NPJC will host a night of film on Saturday, August 25, at 7 p.m., for a DOUBLE FEATURE screening of Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion and Ethics & the World Crisis: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama. The first film chronicles the Tibetans' non-violent struggle for freedom under Chinese rule, and Ethics & the World Crisis (a shorter film) brings His Holiness the Dalai Lama together with respected journalists, environmentalists, economists and politicians to tackle the most pressing issues of our day. Discussion will be led by Ngawang Losel, Nashville's first Tibetan! Ngawang escaped Tibet when he was age 12, walked to India through the Himalayan Mountains and settled in India and then Israel. From the 'roof of the world' to the 'lowest point on earth' (the Dead Sea in Israel), Ngawang has seen it all and has much to share.....

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

Saturday night, August 25, at NPJC
1016 18th Ave So, Nashville 37212
Showtime: 7 p.m.
Discussion following the film

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion is an epic story of courage and compassion. Ten years in the making, this award-winning documentary was filmed during 9 remarkable journeys through Tibet, India and Nepal. The film brings audiences to the long-forbidden "rooftop of the world" with an unprecedented richness of imagery... from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries, to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to magnificent Himalayan peaks still traveled by nomadic yak caravans. The dark secrets of Tibet's recent past are powerfully chronicled through personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film. (Running time: 100 minutes)

Ethics & the World Crisis: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama

Showtime: 9:15 p.m.

Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama is the focal point of this panel discussion, featuring panelists U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Rev. Al Sharpton, Susan Sarandon, Russell Simmons, Amy Goodman, Ben Cohen, and more. Ethics and the World Crisis: A Dialogue With the Dalai Lama features discussions of ethical issues and how they relate to the media, global economics, the peace movement, and the environment. (Running time: 68 minutes)


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