The Buddhist community here in Syracuse has been following the news dealing with Tibet and Tibetan refugees daily. The Internet has made it easier than ever before in modern history to stay abreast of the news dealing with Tibet. Now a movie about Tibetan exiles, ‘Passport Photos’, has also aroused deep interest among Buddhists and friends of Buddhists here.
Colleen McKown has reported for The Tibet Post International “Tibetan Film ‘Passport Photos’ Internationally Recognized”. For those Buddhists and others interested in the affairs of Tibet here in Syracuse who have no yet seen ‘Passport Photo’s, an e-mail can be sent to email@example.com to obtain information about how to view this movie.
The Tibetan documentary film ‘Passport Photos’ has received official selection in eight international film festivals. This 15-minute film is made up of conversations with young, urban Tibetans who have lived their entire lives as refugees. They all share the same “Tenzin” which is a name given a generation of Tibetans by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Black Coffee Productions and Think Tibet Productions produced this film which was first shown at the IBN Arabi Film Festival in Murdia, Spain earlier in the year. The film has received positive reviews and has since been shown at seven other 2011 international film festivals in Laos, Canada, the Netherlands, Lebanon, Itlay, and Australia. The film’s director Preetam Koilpillai and producer Venkatesh Narayanaswamy are clearly hoping this film helps to bring the plight of the exiled Tibetan people clearer into focus for other Buddhists and others worldwide.
Mandel News Service