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Buddhist Film Series: Tibet Film Festival at Jamyang!
October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree – £15.00
Join us for our next instalment in the Buddhist Film Series, bringing together Buddhist-inspired cinema to the Jamyang London Buddhist Centre Community.
This edition will include a special screening of two short films by Tibetan filmmaker Geleck Palsang as part of this year’s Tibet Film Festival London. The two short films are being shown as part of a joint programme with the Buddhist Film Series and the Tibet Film Festival London, and will feature a video introduction from the director for each film.
Fathima the Oracle (2019) directed by Geleck Palsang. 27 min
A Buddhist spirit possesses a young Muslim girl in a small village in north India. As she goes into trance, she speaks a language different from her own. This bizarre and rare phenomenon breeds hostility within her community and leads to a failed attempt on her life by the villagers. With the help and support from her family and friends, she tries to gain a better understanding of what is happening to her and negotiates a spiritual path by which she can practice both the religions and be of help to people in need.
Watch the trailer here: TRAILER – FATHIMA THE ORACLE
Prayers Answered (2005) directed by Geleck Palsang. 30 min
On the invitation and prayers of local tribal leaders, His Holiness the Dalai Lama travels to Turtuk, a poor and remote Muslim village at the India-Pakistan border. More than a symbolic gesture, the visit results in an invitation by the Dalai Lama to provide modern education to children from the village while ensuring the preservation of their own religious and cultural heritage.
About The Tibet Film Festival
The Tibet Film Festival was founded in 2008, inspired by Dhondup Wangchen, a self-taught Tibetan filmmaker, who was imprisoned for his film ‘Leaving Fear Behind’. This 2-day film festival takes place simultaneously in Dharamsala (India), Zurich (Switzerland), Berlin (Germany) and London (UK) showcasing films made by Tibetans inside Tibet and in exile.
Discover more here Tibet Film Festival London