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January 13-19 2020

Program 2019

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A refugee is forced to confront her past in this intense and striking tale from the Tibetan exile community in India. 26-year-old Dolkar has made a life for herself in Delhi, where she grew up after fleeing her old homeland when she was eight – a perilous trek across the Himalayas with a fatal outcome for parts of the group. One day, repressed memories from the journey start surfacing. By chance she recognizes an older man: the guide that was supposed to help them cross the mountains all those years ago, but left them to fend for themselves on the deadly journey. Dolkar is determined to make him answer for his treason.

A thrilling search for truth in the streets of Delhi is interspersed with flashbacks of stark and otherworldly scenes from the flight across the Himalayas. THE SWEET REQUIEM is a refugee story from the other side of the world, but it resonates with a reality much closer to us.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
KYOYANG NGARMO
Director: 
Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam
Screenplay: 
Tenzing Sonam
Photography: 
David McFarland
Actors: 
Tenzin Dolker, Jampa Kalsang Tamang, Shavo Dorjee, Lhakpa Tsering
Run time: 
1 hour 31 min
Year: 
2018
Country: 
India and
USA
Dialogue: 
Tibetan, English
Subtitles: 
English
Producer: 
Ritu Sarin, Shrihari Sathe
Sales: 
White Crane Films
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam are married and live in Dharamshala, India. They have made many films concerning Tibet, mostly documentaries. In 2012 they founded the non-profit organisation White Crane Arts & Media tthat is supporting art, cinema and independent media in the Himalaya region.