Dreaming Lhasa screened in Mexico City


April 2, 2007 1:01 am

Dreaming Lhasa screened in Mexico City

Monday, 2 April 2007, 11:05 a.m.


Dharamshala: The Casa Tibet (Tibet House) Mexico organized a premier show of Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam’s first feature film, “Dreaming Lhasa” in Mexico City on the evening of 27 March 2007.

This was the first time the Dreaming Lhasa was screened in Spanish speaking part of the Latin America.

Earlier, the film was screened at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival in Brazil in September and October 2006 and the second Amazonas Film Festival in Manaus, Brazil in November 2005.

Brazil is the only Portuguese speaking country in Latin America.

The show in Mexico City, which took place at the Cinemex World Trade Center, was attended by 350 people, nearly filling the theater’s full capacity of 400.

After watching the film, Andrea Torrenes, a young member of the Casa Tibet Mexico, commented that “Dreaming Lhasa is a very emotional and intense film. Unlike many other films on Tibet, it truly reflects reality and seriousness of the Tibetan conflict”.

“All those who are interested in knowing more about the Tibetan reality must see this film”, she added.

Another person, who attended the film show agreed with Andrea. He commented “it is a very powerful movie, with so much depth of information”.

An elderly lady, who also participated in the premier show, commented “it is very inspiring movie, which brings the attention of the audience to the reality of the Tibetan situation”.

She added that “it is also inspiring to see how different thoughts and actions–all in search of the common welfare–converge in a single space, such as the freedom for human beings”.

Before screening the movie, Mr. Marco Antonio Karam, President of the Casa Tibet Mexico, gave a brief introduction about the film and current situation in Tibet.

Reported by Liaison Office for Latin America, New York