There has been another film added to the Tibetan Film Festival at the Tyneside Cinema so, in place of our meeting in Gosforth, we're going to the cinema again. (I'll meet up with people on the ground floor from 6:30pm):
His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Lhasa, prior to March 1959 U
Tuesday 28 April, 6.50pm
Running time 1hr.
The last of our screenings in the Tibet Film Festival 2009. The highlight of this programme of archival material, specially curated for this festival by the British Film Institute, is the rarely seen film Dalai Lama Examinations taken during His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s final year in Tibet prior to his March 1959 escape to India. The film is by Jigme Taring, an official of the Tibetan Government, who accompanied the Dalai Lama when he visited the great monasteries of Drepung, Sera and Ganden to take his examinations in Buddhist theology. A short selection of extracts from the Tibetan collection held at the BFI national archive is also included alongside this fascinating film. Tickets: £4.00/£3.00 concessions.