Films include BALLOON, New Wave director Pema Tseden’s latest; RITUALS OF RESISTANCE, a portrait of three different Tibetans in exile; and THE HORSE THIEF, newly restored from the original and long-buried Tibetan-language version.
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Contraceptives become contraband as a sheepraising couple on the Tibetan grasslands tries to avoid fines from China’s birth control policy. Meanwhile, their sons use their dwindling supply of condoms as delightful balloons. An unexpected pregnancy has the family wondering about reincarnation and survival in Pema Tseden’s latest dreamy look at…Buy tickets
Navigating his Buddhist faith and the pressures to feed his family, Norbu turns to stealing horses. For years only seen in a Mandarin dub, the new restoration of this all-time classic finally brings together Tian Zhuangzhuang’s visionary portrait of the Sangke Grassland with the rare Tibetan-language soundtrack.Buy tickets
A stunning journey from India to San Diego portrays three generations of Tibetans in exile who adopt wildly different forms of resistance to Chinese occupation: from a woman who pursues the non-violent Middle Path to an exile’s use of self-immolation, and a monk who takes up guerilla warfare.Buy tickets