Director Carey Russell is bringing his mini-films “Tibetan Stories” to U of G. Join us for this free screening, open to everyone. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Carey Russell.
“Tibetan Stories” is a documentary web-series created to explore the lives and values of contemporary Tibetan refugees. Particularly in the western imagination, the practice of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan culture are regularly romanticized and objectified making an understanding of the perspectives and daily rituals of ordinary Tibetans difficult to acquire. Each film in the series is both a morality tale, based on the principles of Buddhist philosophy, and a social time-capsule regarding this unique community of refugees at this moment in their history.
About the Director: Carey Russell is an internationally recognized photographer, filmmaker and frequent collaborator with director Terrence Malick. He worked as an associate producer of “The New World,” assisted cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki on “The Tree of Life,” and contributed additional photography for the feature-length version of “Voyage of Time.” He formed the production company Kestrel Filmworks to promote themes of environmental literacy and human rights, while mentoring local students and community-based organizations during production.
MacKinnon Building, Room 306