by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

Saturday, Sept 28, 7 pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

(India/USA, 2018, 91 min) 

Tibetan with English Subtitles

The Sweet Requiem Website 

This bold new work from the directors of the award-winning Dreaming Lhasa(2005) is a tale of tragedy, retribution, and courage. At age eight, Dolkar and her father fled their home in Tibet, escaping Chinese armed forces in an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi, India, where an unexpected encounter with a man from her past reveals long-suppressed memories, propelling Dolkar on an obsessive search for the truth and a reckoning with complex and shifting challenges of exile. With stunning cinematography and skillfully subdued tension, The Sweet Requiemis an unforgettable reflection on an ongoing but too often forgotten refugee crisis.

 


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