THE SILENT HOLY STONES (Tibet / China, 2005, 102 min.)

Offering a charming and intimate insider’s view of everyday life in the director’s hometown in a time of transition, this Tibetan dramatic feature was filmed on location in the Tibetan village of Amdo, now Qinghai province. The film follows a young lama assigned for Tibetan New Year as attendant to a seven-year-old Living Buddha of a mountain monastery. The boys struggle to balance their strict training with explorations of the outside world through the novelty of television (—International Buddhist Film Festival). In Tibetan with English subtitles. Starring Danpei Lama and Quhuancang Buddha. Written and directed by Wanma-Caidan.

Discussion with filmmaker Wanma-Caidan follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. Seating for films is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors will open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

Freer Gallery of Art, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium,

1050 Independence Ave., SW (METRO: Smithsonian)

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