from FRI 13 OCT, 6pm
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A monthly film and documentary screening followed by stimulating debates led by experts with knowledge on the film topic.
FRI 13 OCT: THE TIBET WITHIN
Jointly hosted with Hatton Gallery, join us for a screening of The Tibet Within.
Occupied by China in 1949, Tibetans are now a minority in their own country. They have been stripped of their basic human rights and are struggling to preserve their culture, language and identity. As a desperate act of appeal and protest, 120 of them have self-immolated since 2009. Tibet has been closed off to media and international observer delegations for the past several years.
Outside Tibet, more than 150,000 Tibetans live in exile. Freedom in exile has allowed them to continue their struggle and to preserve their culture, although their efforts have had to be doubled, in order to reflect the new cultural realities of their host countries.
'The Tibet Within' is an independent Canadian documentary dedicated to the struggle for the preservation of the Tibetan culture and identity outside Tibet. It aims to pay homage to the courage and determination of the Tibetan people, and highlight their fascinating culture, one of the world's last ancient civilizations.
Filmed in India and Canada, the documentary depicts the same sense of urgency, either in large communities (100,000 Tibetans living in India) or smaller ones (such as the 100 Tibetans living in Montreal).
Watch the trailer for The Tibet Within
FRI 17 NOV: CARTS OF DARKNESS
In the picture-postcard community of North Vancouver, filmmaker Murray Siple follows men who have turned bottle-picking, their primary source of income, into the extreme sport of shopping cart racing.
Enduring hardships from everyday life on the streets of Vancouver, this sub-culture depicts street life as much more than stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media. The films takes a deep look into the lives of the men who race carts, the adversity they face, and the appeal of cart racing despite the risk.
Watch the trailer