Join us for a delicious taste of authentic Tibetan Momos and a movie documenting the difficult life of ordinary Tibetans today.
WHEN: October 7, 2022, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, movie starts at 7:00 pm CET
CATEGORY: Get together, community
LEVEL: Everybody is welcome!
REGISTRATION: If you plan to attend the Momo dinner, please write us at email@example.com and state whether you prefer vegetarian or vegan option, and possibly have other dietary preferences.
The film is set in Tibet. In a remote Himalayan village in Western Tibet, three young Tibetans – Dorjee, his sister Dolkar and their cousin Pema – witness their grandfather murdered by Chinese soldiers. Years later, the three children are living in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and their lives have taken different directions. Dolkar becomes a popstar and assimilates into contemporary Chinese culture. Dorjee turns to hating the Chinese government. Pema becomes a Buddhist nun, joining a nunnery a few miles from Lhasa. When Pema is arrested after demonstrating against the Chinese government, her cousins are caught up in the dangerous activities of the Tibetan resistance movement. Partly shot in secret in Tibet, this movie makes a real effort to tell some of the realities of life for Tibetans, and to do so with a degree of realism seldom found. It is not a happy story, and it contains scenes that are disturbing to watch – like the brutal beatings of Tibetan nuns.[line]
Cost: Suggested donation is 0 – 40 CHF. The event will include a sponsored meal.
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate upon arrival or online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Level: Everybody is welcome!
Registration: If you plan to attend the Momo dinner, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and state whether you prefer vegetarian or vegan option, and possibly other dietary preferences.