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2016 Himalayan Film Festival

Tashi and the Monk

Directed by Andrew Hinton, Johnny Burke

India, Nepal, UK / 2014 / 40 mins

Tashi and the Monk

Ninth Street Independent Film Center
May 14, 2016 6:30 pm

Description

In a remote community in the foothills of the Himalayas, a former monk struggles under the

weight of his calling. Once a spiritual teacher in the U.S., Lobsang returned to India to create a

community for orphaned and neglected children. Tashi, the newest arrival and youngest child

with a troubled past and alcoholic father, acts out and challenges her elders every step of the

way. But there is a spark in her that Lobsang sees clearly: a person inside the hurt, abandoned

child with the potential to blossom and grow. His patience and compassion for Tashi comes from

a deeper place than mere sympathy; he was a wild and troubled orphan himself once. The

portrait of Lobsang and his family of 84 children is a short and lovely reminder that while there

is a lot of darkness in the world, there are also beautiful shining points of light.

Q&A and dinner post movie.

Dates & Times

Tashi and the Monk

Ninth Street Independent Film Center
May 14, 2016 6:30 pm