Rituals of Resistance

A man standing before a body of water in the mountains

Tenzin Phuntsog, Joy Dietrich
2018 | 63 mins
Country of Production: USA
Countries Featured: Nepal, USA, India, Tibet
NY Premiere | Directors in Attendance

A Tibetan-American filmmaker explores modes of resistance to Chinese occupation by speaking with activists across generations. A former Tibetan monk broke his vows and became a guerilla leader. The filmmaker's own mother followed the Dalai Lama's Middle Path and raised her family in America. A young Tibetan man attempted to self-immolate in 2006. How does the filmmaker understand his place in the struggle?

Co-presented by Asia Society

Plays with Tibetan Nomads in Exile