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Free Screenings of Tibetan Filmmaker Pema Tseden at Asia Society

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Asia Society, Columbia University-Modern Tibetan Studies, Trace Foundation, Maysles Institute, and Kham Film Project present:

Soul-Searching in Tibet: Films by Pema Tseden (Wanma Caidan)

April 10 & 15, 2010
**Filmmaker Pema Tseden Q&A on April 10th**
Screenings at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NYC

The Search (dir. Pema Tseden)

Asia Society, Columbia University-Modern Tibetan Studies, Trace Foundation, Maysles Institute, and Kham Film Project present the ground-breaking work of filmmaker Pema Tseden (Wanma Caidan in Chinese), who has emerged as the outstanding cinematic voice of Tibet. Hailing from the Tibetan area of Amdo (Qinghai) and trained at the prestigious Beijing Film Academy where he was its first ever Tibetan student, Pema Tseden has made award-winning films that meditate on the meaning of culture and tradition in contemporary life, with Tibet as his canvas. The Tibet in his films is not the one that has been exoticized in Western cinema, or promoted as an epic example of progress and modernization in Chinese film. Instead, he has created a raw, observant, and tender film language to show the detailed tapestry of contemporary Tibetan experiences. Pema Tseden speaks of his art in relation to the traditional Tibetan aesthetic of the thangka or scroll paintings: “they’re like a panorama: all the stories are in one picture.”

This two-film series includes free screenings of Pema Tseden’s new film The Search (2009) and feature debut The Silent Holy Stones (2005) at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (E 70 Street), New York City. Pema Tseden will be available in New York for interviews between now and April 15, 2010.

Free admission. Limit to two per person. Ticket registration available at https://tickets.asiasociety.org/public/ or in-person at Asia Society. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (212) 517-ASIA or visit www.AsiaSociety.org.

Program and further details after the break.

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