Tibet in Focus

Films about and filmed in Tibet


  1. Leaving Fear Behind

    Dhondup Wangchen / Films at the Himalayan Fair, Tibet in Focus / Tibet / 2008 / Documentary / 25 mins
    Leaving Fear Behind is a heroic film shot by Tibetans from inside Tibet, who longed to bring Tibetan voices to the Beijing Olympic Games. The films director was arrested by for the film and remains behind bars today. All Proceeds go to Dhondup Wangchen and Lhamo Tso Freedom Fund.
    Leaving Fear Behind

    Live Oak Theatre
    May 18, 2013 1:00 pm


  2. Watch Trailer Watch Trailer

    Old Dog

    Pema Tseden / Tibet in Focus / China / 2011 / Narrative / 88 mins
    After learning of the high price Tibetan mastiffs fetch on the urban market, a young Tibetan man sells the family dog without his sheepherder father's approval.
    Old Dog

    East Bay Media Center
    May 19, 2013 12:00 pm


  3. Watch Trailer Watch Trailer

    Road to Peace – Ancient Wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

    Leon Stuparich / Tibet in Focus / UK / 2012 / Documentary / 65 mins
    Experience the nature and wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and discover how he inspires millions of people around the world.
    Road to Peace

    Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
    May 15, 2013 7:00 pm


  4. The Search

    Pema Tseden / Tibet in Focus / Tibet / 2009 / Narrative / 105 mins
    A Tibetan film director travels from village to village looking for actors to star in a film based on the Tibetan opera Prince Drimé Kundun, a quintessentially Buddhist legend about compassion and self-sacrifice.
    The Search

    Oakland School for the Arts
    May 16, 2013 6:00 pm


  5. Watch Trailer Watch Trailer

    Tibet in Song

    Ngawang Choephel / Films at the Himalayan Fair, Tibet in Focus / Tibet / 2009 / Documentary / 86 mins
    Tibet in Song is both a celebration of traditional Tibetan folk music and a harrowing journey into the past fifty years of cultural repression inside Chinese controlled Tibet.
    Tibet in Song

    Live Oak Theatre
    May 18, 2013 1:45 pm


  6. Watch Trailer Watch Trailer

    With My Own Eyes: Eyewitness Accounts from Tibet’s Elders

    The Tibet Oral History Project / Tibet in Focus / India, Tibet, USA / 2012 / Documentary / 30 mins
    The Tibet Oral History Project filmed the oral histories of 170 Tibetan elders living in exile. An intimate portraits of the elders - the last generation to live in a free, unoccupied Tibet - and preserves for future generations the memories of their homeland.
    Tibet Oral History Project

    Live Oak Theatre
    May 18, 2013 4:45 pm Free Screening