FASHION MEETS FILM
AN EVENING OF TIBETAN CULTURE
Thursday, June 25 | 6:00-8:30 PM
Admission is FREE!
Fashion meets film at an evening devoted to Tibetan culture featuring highlights from filmmaker Marilyn Pennell’s The Way Home: Tibetans in Exile, her documentary about three generations of Tibetan women in exile in the US who struggle to preserve their culture, family and faith far from their homeland. Pennell will speak about her experience making the film that is nearing completion. Tibetan snacks and a live performance by one of the members of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), the very first Tibetan institution in exile, round out the evening’s festivities.
A 20-year film and television production veteran, Pennell was selected to serve as a Fulbright Hays fellow in the history and culture of China in 2006. Her experience traveling throughout China and the Tibetan Plateau sparked her interest in Tibetan culture and led to the production of the film. Shot over two years in Washington, D.C., India (Dharamsala in the north and Bylakuppe in the south where many Tibetans fled after the Chinese took over Tibet), and the Bay Area in California, the film is about courage, compassion and hope in the face of overwhelming odds. It also demonstrates how Tibetans honor and preserve their cultural heritage through the practice of singing, dancing and traditional Tibetan Opera.
Sara Campbell will donate 10% of all sales during the evening, as well as proceeds from a raffle for a cashmere wrap and a Belmont World Film membership, to Belmont World Film, so here's your chance to support your favorite film organization just by shopping!