We are so excited for this upcoming week here in Toronto! His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be making a stop in Toronto this weekend during his North American visit.
His Holiness will begin his visit to Toronto with a public talk. In order to help His Holiness the Dalai Lama spread his message of peace and compassion to as wide an audience as possible, we would like to share with you a special 2 for 1 promotion for those who would like to see and hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Rogers Centre, this Friday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Toronto is the only Canadian city on his North American visit so this is a very special opportunity to hear him speak about “Human Approaches to World Peace.”
Show Dates: October 22-28
Location: Carlton Cinema @ 20 Carlton Street
Showtimes: 1:40pm, 3:30pm, 5:20pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm
Ngawang Choephel will be present on opening night, Oct. 22nd at the 7:15pm show for a Q & A session.
Join SFT’s campaign to support Tibetan artists, musicians, writers and other cultural figures by watching and promoting this powerful film highlighting the destruction and resilience of Tibet’s folk music traditions under Chinese occupation.
Returning to Tibet in 1995 to document Tibet’s traditional folk music, filmmaker Ngawang Choephel was arrested and sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment on charges of “espionage”. In 2002, after a sustained campaign waged by Tibet support groups including Students for a Free Tibet, Ngawang was released. Undeterred by his imprisonment, Ngawang continued his research on Tibetan folk music and its battle for survival amidst China’s cultural imperialism.
The result of his work, TIBET IN SONG, is both a celebration of traditional Tibetan folk music and a harrowing journey into the past fifty years of cultural repression in Tibet. Weaving a mesmerizing story of beauty, pain, brutality and resilience, Ngawang introduces Tibet to the world in a way never before seen on film.
At a time when Tibetan musicians, artists, and writers are being routinely arrested, imprisoned, and tortured, TIBET IN SONG serves to amplify the voices of all Tibetans fighting for the very survival of their unique cultural heritage.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1. WATCH THE FILM: October 22-28 in Toronto
2. BECOME A FAN of Tibet in Song on Facebook
For more information and release dates in other cities, visit: http://tibetinsong.com
Look forward to seeing you this week!
Tenzin Lobsang and everyone at SFT Canada