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The Sweet Requiem

Time: Sept. 28, 2019, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

17th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

(Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, India/USA, 2018, 91 min., Tibetan with English subtitles)

This bold new work from the directors of the award-winning Dreaming Lhasa (2005) is a tale of tragedy, retribution, and courage. At age eight, Dolkar and her father fled their home in Tibet, escaping Chinese armed forces in an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi, India, where an unexpected encounter with a man from her past reveals long-suppressed memories, propelling Dolkar on an obsessive search for the truth and a reckoning with complex and shifting challenges of exile. With stunning cinematography and skillfully subdued tension, The Sweet Requiem is an unforgettable reflection on an ongoing but too often forgotten refugee crisis.

Check festival website for complete details, as they develop.

Roger Hallas, Tula Goenka, English, Newhouse