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09-07-10, 10:44
The International Campaign for Tibet

In Conjunction with the
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission


Tibet's Struggle for Freedom

A film by Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
1:00 - 3:00 PM
2325 Rayburn House Office Building (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=rayburn+office+building,+washington,+dc+20515&sll=38.885438,-77.007058&sspn=0.010072,0.01929&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Rayburn+House+Office+Bldg,+Washington,+Distr ict+of+Columbia,+20515&ll=38.886857,-77.010126&spn=0.010072,0.01929&z=16)
Washington, DC 20515

The filmmakers will be present to introduce the film and Q&A

Seating is limited - Please RSVP early (acceptances only) to rsvp@savetibet.org or 202-785-8591

THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS was recently at the center of a controversy at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where screenings of two Chinese feature films were pulled by the Chinese government in protest of the festival's exhibition of THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS. Directed by Tibetan filmmaker Tenzing Sonam and his partner, Ritu Sarin, the film focuses upon the March 2008 demonstrations against Chinese rule, the largest ever since the 1959 take-over of Tibet, and the split among Tibetans themselves regarding the most effective approach to Chinese intransigence. The Dalai Lama, living in exile in Northern India, is interviewed extensively during this turbulent period and he explicates his "Middle Way Approach," giving up a goal for an independent Tibet in exchange for cultural and social autonomy. A younger generation of Tibetans who are devoted to the Dalai Lama, but who nonetheless feel his solution is ineffective, appear in the film, detailing their more militant position. (English: 73 minutes)

"Essential viewing for anyone who cares about the fate of the mountain region and the legacy of the Dalai Lama... The film is notable for its focus on an extraordinary year in Tibet's history and on Tibetans themselves - historians, writers, activists, all eloquent, impassioned and living in exile." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

Official film website: http://www.thesunbehindtheclouds.com (http://www.thesunbehindtheclouds.com/).