The Tibetan-speaking Dolpo in northwestern Nepal is one of the most isolated regions in the world. Surrounded by the enormous Himalayas, the people of Dolpo live to a large extent without electricity and modern communication and without the pressures of assimilation felt in China or India. The Dolpo, far removed from the Nepalese government, is a place where Buddhist culture
Starring Namgyal Lhamo
Set in the political hotbed that is modern Tibet where the present wreaks systematic war over the traditional past and an uncertain future awaits all those who raise their voice in protest, Drapchi is the story of Yiga Gyalnang (Namgyal Lhamo) a traditional Tibetan Opera singer who is abducted one summer morning and finds herself in near complete isolation in an underground/secret prison cell.
After two years, she breaks free and escapes to Nepal and from there, to the West, taking with her her spirituality, her strength, her Tibetan song…
An evening with the Nightingale
La Fabrika, 16th of April 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets 280,- Kč
Acclaimed Tibetan Opera singer Namgyal Lhamo will perform in Prague as a part of the FLIM Festival of Tibetan Films, which will see the Czech premiere of her much awaited film Drapchi.
2009 Russia, a film by Vitali Manski, 114 minutes
In Russian with English and Czech subtitles
2012 India, produced by CTA, 30 minutes
In English with Czech subtitles
More than 90 Tibetans in Tibet have set themselves in fire since 2009 demanding freedom and the return of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile. The Burning Question: Why are Tibetans Turning to Self-immolation? depicts the background and the underlying causes of the self-immolations.
1928 Soviet Union, a film by Vsevolod Pudovkin, 120 minutes
Silent with live music and an live introduction by Tibetologist Luboš Bělka