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February 03, 2010

Winter 2010 CCS Chinese Documentary Film Series - Daughters of Wisdom

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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

Director Bari Pearlman; 2007; Tibet; 68 minutes (Tibetan and Mandarin with English subtitles)


Daughters of Wisdom is the story of rural Tibet, of the 85 percent of the Tibetan population who are subsistence farmers and nomadic herding families. The film provides an experiential and transporting view of contemporary Tibet seen through the eyes of some of its most extraordinary women, the nuns of Kala Rongo Monastery of Nangchen, Kham. Founded in 1990, the Kala Rongo Monastery is granting Tibetan women choices they’ve never had before, and changing outmoded attitudes that no longer serve the greater good of the community. Through the pragmatic vision of their benefactor, Lama Norlha Rinpoche, nearly 300 nuns are now receiving religious and educational training previously unavailable to them. They are being given a real opportunity to change the course of their lives, and to preserve the rich spiritual heritage of their people, even as they slowly reshape it.

Bari Pearlman is a Manhattan-based independent producer, director and writer, specializing in quality documentaries for theatrical and television markets.

Posted by zzhu at February 3, 2010 11:13 PM