Rituals of Resistance
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Rituals of Resistance

Fri
25
Fri Oct 25 5:00 PM

Byron Community Centre
Code
General Admission
63 Mins
October
Fri Oct 25

After the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950, a devout monk turns to violence and becomes a guerrilla leader, launching raids from his base in Nepal. An immigrant mother in California, who follows the Dalai Lama’s Middle Path of nonviolence, defies Chinese border restrictions to reunite with her family after 30 years of separation. A student-activist in India, who grew up under Chinese-controlled Tibet, turns to suicide protest. This creative exploration of the evolving responses by pacifist, Buddhist Tibetans to Chinese occupation is based upon first-hand oral accounts by three exiles. Between each portrait, the Tibetan American director reflects on each mode of resistance as he wanders the American frontier that resembles his lost homeland.
October
Fri Oct 25

Byron Community Centre

69 Jonson St Byron Bay, New South Wales, 2481