This a special event for our chapter, as the filmmaker, Dhondup Wangchen, was our group’s case commitment for over six years. Dhondup, a Tibetan filmmaker, was arrested and imprisoned in China on charges of ‘subversion’ for making and showing this documentary before the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Though freed from prison in 2017, Dhondup was forbidden to leave China. But we learned this past December that Dhondup had escaped from China and was reunited with his wife and four children.
“Leaving Fear Behind” highlights his interviews with Tibetans who speak on their relationship with China, their feelings about the Dalai Lama, and the relevance of the Olympics.
Please join us on May 19th! The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q & A session with Dhondup and his wife Lhamo at the Esquire. A reception Meet-and-Greet will follow at the Clifton Market (located across the road from the Esquire).
Tickets on sale for $10 at the Esquire Theatre online or at the door on day of show. (Seating is limited)
The Esquire’s link for buying tickets is: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/131383?siteToken=1iRNISt6Aki0rF4jn%2bc%2fxQ%3d%3d