The Search


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tibetan_iconTibetan New Wave Cinema

The Search

  1. Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Search
A Tibetan film director travels from village to village looking for actors to star in a film based on a Tibetan opera. Traveling by car, the director holds auditions in the most unlikely locations – construction sites, streets, bars, night clubs, and monasteries. This road movie takes us straight into the heart of a changing Tibet, raising questions about what tradition and identity mean in the modern world. Tibetan language with English subtitles.
(HD Cam presentation)

The series is sponsored by Indiana University Student Association, Central Eurasian Studies Department, Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, East Asian Studies Center, Tibetan Studies Student Association, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Pema Tseden, Trace Foundation's Latse Library, and Eveline Yang.