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Monday, August 18, 2008

"Recollecting Tibet" [Online Documentary Film, 2005-2008]

18 Aug 2008

Photophormations, VDB Films Ltd, Oakville, ON, Canada

"'Recollecting Tibet' - Documentaries Memories: Chronicles from a camera: A perpetual History.
Over three years from 2005 to 2008, Photophormations worked with the Tibetan government living in exile in Dharamsala, India making 'Recollecting Tibet'. The Documentary examines and questions the state of the Tibetan people living away from the spiritual homeland, surrounded by westernization and how tourism has been assimilated into their culture. The film travels to Tibet documenting the Chinese occupation and the current climate of oppression. With religious practises being restricted in Tibet by the Chinese and many Tibetan women financially forced into prostitution, how can the Tibetans preserve their heritage? The documentary travels to Kathmandu to hear first hand accounts from Tibetans escaping into Nepal each year by risking their lives on the treacherous journey crossing over the Himalayas. Traversing through differing locations and times, the film becomes a visual chronicle of stories and events undertaken by one observer and camera. The narration reflects back upon the histories witnessed leading up to the demonstration in March 2008 and beyond to the perpetual past and future histories of the Tibetans. [...]

Photophormations is a small non profit organisations: an investigative team who work in unstable environments around the world producing documentary, journalism, photojournalism and promotional media for individual groups, NGO and organisations."

Supplied note:
"Hello Photophormations has just finished our documentary on The Tibetan situation which has been made over the last 3 years. To watch film go to link: [at the URL below]. We worked with the Tibetan Government and many organisation's like the TYC and TWA in Dharamsala. We would like to offer the film for your use in any way you wish to help promote the Tibetan situation during this time of the Chinese Olympics to help show what is happening in Tibet now. The film has been on-line [at - ed.] for the last 3 days [i.e. since 15 Aug 2008 - ed.], and caused a massive reaction world wide [...]. If you would like a copy [on DVD - ed.] please fill out the attached form [Not attached to this abstract. However, it can be obtained from ( - ed.] and we can get you a copy. We have screenings on 17 differing [sic] television channels so far around the world from Japan to Canada. [...] - ks."


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