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13th Green Mountain Film Festival: Tibet in Song

Sat Mar 27th , 2010 6:30pm-8:30pm
Montpelier City Hall Arts Center
Venue: Montpelier City Hall Arts Center
39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 (Map) (Set as Local)
13th Green Mountain Film Festival: <i>Tibet in Song</i> Montpelier Vermont


In 1995, Ngawang Choephel returned to his native Tibet to document the country's fast-disappearing folksinging tradition. Once there, he was accused of being a spy and sentenced to 18 years in prison by the Chinese, inspiring international demand for his eventual release after five years. Variety: "The very existence of the film is something of a miracle.... Despite the personal hardship he suffered, Choephel puts the local musicians and their endangered traditions first. But his own experience strongly amplifies the film's political subtext, revealing a form of cultural Darwinism in which Chinese control threatens to extinguish centuries of cultural heritage." The film contains both original music composed by Ngawang himself and an array of traditional folk songs sung by native Tibetans. Sponsored by National Life Group. Community partners: Peace and Justice Center, Vermont Council on World Affairs. 86 minutes, in Tibetan with subtitles and English. With short WAITING FOR A TRAIN (20 minutes).
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Website: www.greenmountainfilmfestival.org/2010-films-events/tibet-in-song
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