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Tibet: The Trail of Light

Hamid Sardar

Itinerant Tibetan nun Ani Rigsang leaves Lhasa with a thirst for freedom from monastic tradition and Chinese surveillance, embarking on a journey across the rural landscape of eastern Tibet in search of initiation into secret tantric practices. At a hidden nunnery she finds an esoteric tradition kept alive through centuries of isolation.

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Former Film Club Selections

Defining Hope

Carolyn Jones

In a pioneering New York City hospice, dying patients gain agency over their end-of-life decisions and offer illuminating lessons on what is most important in life.

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Holy (un)Holy River

Jake Norton, Pete McBride

The sacred Ganges river, a spiritual and ecological lifesource in India, has become one of the most contaminated rivers in the world. On a journey from its source in Himalayan glaciers to its outlet in the Bay of Bengal, three American filmmakers explore the fragile state of “Ma Ganga” (Mother Ganges) and interview those fighting for its future.

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Ub Lama

Egle Vertelyte

In a small yurt on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, 12-year-old Galaa’s life is turned upside down when his father dies in a tragic accident. As his family struggles to make ends meet, he drops out of school to sell goods on the black market. His mother urges the hip-hop loving tween to continue his education, but torn between tradition and modernity, Galaa sets out to become a monk and move to the monastery.

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Mira

Lloyd Belcher
photograph of mira rai in the mountains of nepal

Once a Maoist child soldier, Mira Rai, a young woman from rural Nepal, overcame the challenges of an impoverished upbringing to become an internationally recognized trail runner. Today, she inspires children in her home country and abroad to pursue their dreams.

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