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Semshook

Transcending Tragedy at Cinequest 2010

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Now in its 20th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held each year in San Jose, Calif., presents a global smorgasbord of independent films by visionary filmmakers.

Destinations: India | Tibet | Singapore | Uzbekistan
Topics: Culture | People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Art | Ancient History
Thukpa

Recipe: Thukpa

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Thukpa is popular throughout all the Himalayan countries, and there are as many preparations as there are cooks who make it. The best thing is that Thukpa may be made with or without meat, and may include any number of vegetables.

Destinations: Nepal | Tibet | Bhutan
Topics: People | Religion | Performing Arts | Ancient History
Little Buddha

Film Review: Little Buddha

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

In this film adaptation of a true story, a Tibetan Buddhist lama's search for the reincarnation of his former teacher leads him to Seattle, and then back to Bhutan for the verification process of...

Destinations: Tibet | Bhutan
Topics: People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Ancient History
Black Narcissus

Film Review: Black Narcissus

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, Black Narcissus tells the story of a cloister of nuns from the Convent of the Order of the Servants of Mary, who travel to the Himalayas to establish an Anglican...

Destinations: Nepal | Tibet | Bhutan
Topics: People | Religion | Performing Arts
Kundun

Film Review: Kundun

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Directed by Martin Scorsese, Kundun tells the story of Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth and present-day Dalai Lama, from the discovery of his whereabouts and validation as the reincarnation of the Buddha...

Destinations: China | Tibet
Topics: People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
Zhao Hitches a Ride to Three Gorges in 'Getting Home'

On the Edge of Our Seats at Cinequest 18

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Mystery and suspense take on many forms in the seven Asian entries in San Jose's 18th annual Cinequest Film Festival. Why is everyone looking for Amal? What's in Dashang's suitcase? Will Zhao make it...

Destinations: Nepal | Tibet | Mount Everest | Hong Kong | India | China | Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Culture | People | Performing Arts | Nature

Film review: Seven Years in Tibet

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Based on a true story, the 1997 Jean-Jacques Annaud film stars Brad Pitt as Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who, during an attempt to scale the Himalayan peak Nanga Parabat, is interned...

Destinations: Lhasa | Tibet
Topics: Culture | People | Literature | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Art

The Bradd Pitt Effect

Philip Blazdell - philipblazdell [603]

"Seven Years in Tibet" was not filmed in Tibet. It was, of course, actually filmed in Argentina. The reason for this? Well, Brad Pitt was chosen to star and was perfect for the role, but he made a...

Destinations: Lhasa | Tibet
Topics: Performing Arts
Chomolanga (Mother Goddess of the Universe) aka Mount Everest, the tallest point on earth (8848 meters).

From Brad Pitt to the Dalai Lama:
A Conversation with Lhapka Tsamchoe

Jacquelin Sonderling - jsonderling [547]

I watched from my side of the street as she gracefully threaded her way through the rush hour traffic on Wilshire Boulevard, the sapphire blue of her traditional Tibetan dress catching the last of the...

Destinations: Lhasa | Tibet
Topics: Performing Arts
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