film

The Trials of Telo Tinpoche

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India
1994
DVD
4:3
50min.
English
Czech subtitles

Telo Rinpoche, a.k.a. Eddie Ombadykow, is a 21-year-old American whose favourite band is The Smashing Pumpkins. He is also a Buddhist monk who was brought up in a Tibetan monastery in India and recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a high reincarnate lama. Now, he finds himself in his ancestral homeland, Kalmykia, a remote Buddhist republic in southern Russia, where he is revered by the people as their spiritual leader and charged with the responsibility of reviving Buddhism.

The Sun Behind the Clouds

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UK/India
2009
DVD
4:3
79min.
English
czech subtitles

Tibet in March 2008. The biggest uprising since China took control in 1959 sweeps through the country. Meanwhile, Tibetans in exile march on their homeland, determined to support their countrymen. This is a year of dramatic possibilities for Tibet. For more than 20 years, the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and political leader, has pursued his Middle Way Approach: giving up the goal of Tibet’s independence in return for genuine autonomy. But China has consistently rejected his proposal. Now, more and more Tibetans are questioning his strategy.

The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet

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India
1998
DVD
4:3
50min.
English
czech subtitles

The Tibetan people are well known for being devoutly religious and peace loving. What is less known is that thousands of Tibetans took up arms against the invading forces of Communist China and waged a bitter and bloody guerrilla war. From the mid-1950s until 1969 they were aided in their efforts by an unlikely ally, the CIA. This project, code-named ST CIRCUS, was one of the CIA's longest running covert operations.

Home Away from Home

India, a film by Ramesh Gupta, 15 minutes

English with Czech subitles

The films of the Tibetan film archive evening courtesy of Tibet Film Archive, New York.

Film about the early exile years of Tibetan Exiles in India.

 

Raid into Tibet

1964 UK, a film by Adrian Cowell, adviser George Patterson, 30 minutes



English with Czech subtitles


The films of the Tibetan film archive evening courtesy of Tibet Film Archive, New York.

Some Questions as to the Nature of Your Existence

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India/Austria
2007
DVD
4:3
26min.
Tibetan
English and Czech subtitles

A single-channel video installation, which explores the rarefied world of Tibetan Buddhist debate. Built around three sets of debates dealing with the basic Buddhist concepts of impermanence, lack of self-existence, and dependent-arising, the piece allows the viewer an opportunity to participate in this unique dialectical practice while highlighting its relevance to the modern world.

Exhibitions:
2010 Busan Biennale Living in Evolution
12 September to 20 November 2010
Busan, Korea