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Product Description

90 minutes, color, Tibetan & English w/English subtitles

* Executive Produced by Richard Gere

DVD Bonus Features: * Making Of Documentary * Interview with Filmmakers * Deleted Scenes * Short Film: Rights and Wrongs * Film Notes by HRW
Tibetan filmmaker Karma travels from New York to Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters in northern India, to produce a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. There she meets Dhondup, an enigmatic ex-monk who has come to India is to fulfill his dying mother's last wish -- to deliver a charm box to a long-missing resistance fighter. Soon Karma finds herself in love with Dhondup and is pulled deeper into his quest, which becomes both a journey into Tibet's fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery.

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"Heartfelt and impressive." --- New York Magazine

"It's a pleasure to come across Dreaming Lhasa, a drama that unfolds amid crystalline backdrops. The images have a translucent purity; you feel as if you're seeing the world anew." --- Boston Globe

Special Features

  • In Tibetan and English with English subtitles
  • Making Of documentary
  • Interview with filmmakers
  • Deleted scenes
  • Short film: "Rights and Wrongs"
  • Film notes by Human Rights Watch

Product Details

  • Actors: Tenzin Jigme, Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso, Jampa Kalsang
  • Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Tibetan
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: FIRST RUN FEATURES
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000SAGGLY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,737 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dreaming Lhasa" on IMDb

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Daiho VINE VOICE on March 24, 2008
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A young Tibetan filmmaker from New York in India to produce a documentary on the Tibetan political prisoners remarks on her feelings of displacement in a foreign land that she seems to be "dreaming Lhasa." Karma's imaginary capital city is to this film what the film was to its makers - an object of intense interest just beyond reach.

Wife/husband production team Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam have been making documentary films for more than a decade, with perhaps the idea of a feature film always out there on the edge of their ambition. For untested directors using an untested Indian/Tibetan crew with non-professional actors, they've reaped a remarkable return on their investment in a dream.

The story itself is quite simple, about an exile Tibetan in Dharamsala to make a documentary on the Tibetan diaspora. Karma becomes involved in the quest of one of her subjects, a former political prisoner who has come from Tibet to deliver a sacred object to a man about whom he knows nothing but a name. Together Karma and Dhondup criss-cross northern India chasing clues to the whereabouts of the mysterious Loga. Along the way the viewer is treated to glimpses of life in exile, from the young kids wasting hours in clubs and pool halls, to the more determined seekers of justice involved in hunger strikes and political organizing, to the average person just trying to make a living.

For anyone who has traveled the Himalayas or had intimate contact with exile Tibetan communities, the film has a beautiful ring of verisimilitude. This probably has as much to do with the production crew having been raised in such communities and being able to get the details right as it does to the directorial decision to shoot in documentary style, with no redubbing.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Roland E. Zwick on April 16, 2008
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***1/2

In "Dreaming Lhasa," a young American filmmaker goes to India to make a documentary on the Tibetan monks who have been living in exile in that country ever since the Chinese invaded their nation and overthrew the Dalai Lama nearly sixty years ago. A Tibetan native herself, Kharma temporarily puts her film on hold so that she can help one of the refugees in the area locate the whereabouts of another monk who disappeared during a protest rally in 1987.

Though "Dreaming Lhasa" feels only half-formed at times in terms of storytelling and characterization, the unhurried, contemplative rhythm of the film nicely captures the flavor of the setting and the nature of the theme. While Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso occasionally lacks projection and confidence as an actress (though at times she is very good), Jampa Kalsang, the actor playing the monk, centers the movie with his quiet stoicism and gravity.

This heartrending subject could probably do with a more passionate treatment, but the quiet serenity of "Dreaming Lhasa" is not without its special rewards as well.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Bernstein on October 20, 2007
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i really enjoyed this film and to think that only one professional actor was used is amazing-the lead actress isn't even an actress-she's a banker of all things-the film illuminated a real issue-the situation of Tibetan refugees- and it did so in a non-preachy way-it was in the context of a mystery/romance/semi documentary which did not come across as the usual patronizing view of Buddhists as nice little pacifists(they aren't)-the Chinese weren't demonized as people -just the communist regime,which is really evil and always has been-this film was definitely a "watch again" effort that is well worth purchasing
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lary H. Pearce on August 20, 2008
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This cinema realistically portrays the plight of first and second generation Tibetan refugees. It shows them as real people who want to preserve their Tibetan cultural and religious heritage in lands to which they have been driven by foreign conquerors. The elderly who have the most profound understanding of of traditional Tibetan civilization are beginning to die off. The young wonder how they are to preserve Tibetan language amid alien cultures. Most Tibetans want to return to Tibet; to do so risks imprisonment, torture, and death. This movie shows the struggle, suffering, and hope in which Tibetans live. It is profoundly moving.
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