Sunday Afternoon Film Series

In our continuing effort to present the art, history, culture of Tibet to a wide audience, the Museum holds Sunday Afternoon Film Screenings at 2:00 PM. This program began is 2012 and since then, the Museum has screened over 30 feature films and documentaries, some of which were filmed in Tibet by Tibetan filmmakers and directors, that highlight Tibetan art and culture.
A sampling of the films include:

Shining Spirit and Asian Corridor in Heaven: The Road to Pilgrimage

Shining Spirit: The Musical Journey of Jamyang Yeshi was filmed in Canada, India and Tibet (2006-2009), and it documents a recording project that brings together the family of Jamyang Yeshi through music and the use of multi-tracking recording technology. With the help of Western Friends, Jamyang, in exile in Canada, and his brother Tsundue, in exile in the United States, join voices with the family they left behind in Tibet. For the first time in over a decade, they sing together once again. Shining Spirit is a testament to the power of music, the resilience of Tibetan culture, and the enduring bond of a family separated by politics and geography.

Shining Spirit Project from Mark Unrau on Vimeo.

Asian Corridor in Heaven: The Road to Pilgrimage documents the world’s highest and most precipitous and most beautiful road. Averaging 4,000 meters above sea-level, the “Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road” runs through lofty mountains with peaks reaching as high as 5,000 meters above sea level that are covered with snow throughout the year.

Buddha’s Painter

Buddha’s Painter produced and directed by Thomas Gonschior depicts the resurgence of Mongolian Buddhist Art under the Master Artist Purevbat and his disciples. This film was shot primarily at the Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art in Ulaan Baatar and included interviews with Lama Purevbat and his students.

Summer Pasture

Filmed in the high grasslands of Eastern Tibet, Summer Pasture offers an intimate glimpse into the life of a young nomad couple and their infant daughter. Locho and his wife Yama live in Dzachukha, eastern Tibet – nicknamed ‘5-most’ by the Chinese for being the highest, poorest, coldest, largest and most remote county in Sichuan Province. They depend on their herd of yaks for survival, however Dzachukha has undergone rapid development and Locho and Yama are finding their traditional way of life increasingly more difficult to maintain. Click here for more information.