Film Screening with Shidéy Nyima

The Tibet Governance Project at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs presents:

An Evening with Shidéy Nyima

Film Screening and Discussion

Tsezung Lhamo, A New Feature Documentary from Tibet
A film that examines Tibetan experience at the crossroads of tradition and modernity



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Monday, April 25, 2016


Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW Room 505
Washington, DC 20052

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Join us for a special evening with famous comedian, writer, producer, actor, and filmmaker Shidé Nyima, who will present his latest documentary film Tsezung Lhamo filmed in Mangdzong in Amdo. The filmmaker will discuss the film following the screening.

About the film: A nomad girl is orphaned on the eve of taking her college entrance exam. She leaves school and returns home to take care of the family’s livestock so that she might support her brother’s education. This is the story of Tsezung Lhamo.

5507c03e8a361Shidé Nyima (ཞི་བདེ་ཉི་མ།) is one of the leading Tibetan cultural producers in Tibet. He is one of the founders of Tibetan-language television and his works include popular song lyrics, sketch comedies, poetry, documentary film. His work derives from a deep knowledge of Tibetan traditional culture and oral traditions. He brings traditional folktales to life in modern media and places folk practices in dynamic engagement with modern life. Shidé Nyima has won several awards for his achievements in poetry, stage, and film. Most recently he has won acclaim for his title role in the film Tharlo (2015), including Best Actor award from the Shanghai Film Critics Awards, and a nomination for Best Actor in the 9th Asia Pacific Film Awards. He is currently Smithsonian Tibetan Artist in Residence (STAR) fellow in Washington D.C.

Co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Machik, and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage