Dir: Pema Tseden

Dir: Pema Tseden

Tharlo (123mins)

1:00pm @Armory Loft Seattle Center

Nicknamed "Ponytail" for the long braid down his back, quiet Tibetan shepherd Tharlo can recite the Mao Quotations in Mandarin by heart, but spends most of his time tending his flock, far from the trappings of academia or modernity. But when ordered to acquire an identification card by a local police officer, he meets a young woman who could change all that... but will she? Photographed in arresting black-and-white, Tseden composed the film of only 84 meticulous shots. Beautifully acted by its performers, Tharlo is deeply political, romantic and philosophical narrative fable from Tseden, one of Tibet's leading contemporary artists.

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 Dir: Ruby Yang

Dir: Ruby Yang

Ritoma (57mins)

3:30pm @Armory Loft Seattle Center

On any given day on the vast Tibetan Plateau, you will find nomads herding their animals and monks reciting their mantras. You will also find them playing one of their favorite sports: basketball.
A new tournament has been announced, the first in their region. Can they put together a team that’s good enough to take part? Might they even be able to win?

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 Dir: Jonah Kessel

Dir: Jonah Kessel

Tashi Wangchuk: a tibetan's journey for justice

4:30pm @Armory Loft Seattle Center

"Mr. Tashi, 33, was arrested in early 2016, two months after he was featured in a New York Times video and article about Tibetan language education. He stood trial in January this year, charged with “inciting separatism” for comments he had made to The Times. His prison term will start from the time of his arrest, meaning that he will be due for release in early 2021, his lawyers said." New York Times

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