home schedule tickets press sponsor team faq's
3rd Annual Independent South Asian Film Festival SOUTH ASIA CAPTURED: Social Movements and Reel Moments

Sunday Oct 1st - 7pm

Closing Night:
Dreaming Lhasa
(Tenzing Sonam & Ritu Sarin, India/Tibet, 2005, 90min)
buy ticket
Seattle Premiere

Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters in northern India, to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. She wants to reconnect with her roots but is also escaping a deteriorating relationship back home. One of Karma's interviewees is Dhondup, an enigmatic ex-monk who has just escaped from Tibet. He confides in her that his real reason for coming to India is to fulfill his dying mother's last wish, to deliver a charm box to a long-missing resistance fighter. Karma finds herself unwittingly falling in love with Dhondup even as she is sucked into the passion of his quest, which becomes a journey into Tibet's fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery.

Post-film Discussion

Tibetan Nuns Project, along with other local Tibetan groups will be available for a question and answer session.

Sponsored by Tibetan Nuns Project
Website hosting is graciously donated by Hagen Hosting.