'TIBET'S CRY FOR FREEDOM'
This powerful must-see documentary is a story of one nation's peaceful struggle for survival
This new Australian documentary is one Adelaide filmmaker's initiative to help raise awareness about Tibet's peaceful struggle for survival. The film covers Tibet's non-violent freedom struggle, the history of Tibet from the time of the Chinese occupation through to the present day debate between the Middle Way and independence, human rights abuses, political persecution and the environmental destruction of the land known as "The Roof of the World". Narrated by Kerry Armstrong.
Tibet's Cry for Freedom is first time Australiana filmmaker Lara Damiani's attempt to raise awareness about the Tibetan freedom struggle. It features interviews with the Dalai Lama, Prime Minister in Exile and Tibetans in exile including Lhasang Tsering and Tenzin Tsundue.
Damiani began the project after an idea she had in late 2006 to make a documentary about Tibet's freedom struggle in the lead up to the Beijing Olympics. It started with an email to Bob Thurman from Tibet House in New York who encouraged her to make the movie.
Initially self funded, the project was stalled in early 2008 due to a lack of funds and was rescued soon after by a generous donation from an Australian couple who heard about Damiani's plight to raise funds to finish the film after being given a brochure about the project.
Damiani, who has written, produced and directed the documentary insists that the movie would never have been made without the generous support of so many people and organisations who donated their time, products and services from day one. "This is a great example of the support that exists for the Tibetan freedom struggle and what it represents" said Damiani.
Tibet's Cry for Freedom is now getting strong interest from broadcasters and Film Festival organisers around the world.
Through the eyes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and exiled Tibetans, this movie explores the past and present in Tibet's long suffering, non-violent struggle for freedom.
Since the invasion of the Chinese, this pristine land, its people and their religion, rights and culture continue to be systematically destroyed. Discover the truth about Tibet's history and ponder the future of a nation whose time is fast running out.
"It's a fantastic movie and a great time, an important time for Tibet." - Ashley Brown, Australia Tibet Council, speaking at the film's premiere in Brisbane.
"I don't think people understand how long the struggle for freedom in Tibet has been going on and it's time for the world to put its hand up and say we do care." - Kerry Armstrong, actor (and volunteer voice-over for the film).
Director/Producer Lara Damiani
Narrator Kerry Armstrong - Music by Tenzin Choegyal
Friday October 10
Nambour Cinema, Centenary Square, Nambour
6.30pm for 6.45pm screening
All tickets $15.00
Special guest will be Geshe Tashi Tsering, senior teacher at Chenrezig Institute on the Sunshine Coast
Bookings are essential.
Please call Annie on 0435 064 593
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