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Montreal events: TALK TIBET - film & culture

February 2017


Tuesday, February 21 (5:30-7:30pm).

Maison Jeanne Sauvé, 1514 avenue Docteur-Penfield, Montreal.

Free/registration required.  English

On International Mother Language Day, join us at the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation for a screening of Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America (2016), a film that explores the ability of arts and culture to unify communities across the world. The film uses the story of Tenzin and Yangchen Dorjee as a lens to explore the way Tibetans use the arts to keep their culture alive.

The film will be followed by Q&A session with guest speakers Yangchen Dorjee, Founder, Tibetan Arts Festival, and Thubten Samdup, former Director of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.

To register for this event, click here.


Thursday February 23 (6:00-8:00).

Coop Le Milieu, 1251 Robin St, Montreal

Free, bilingual

Tibet, its culture and history, social and political interests you?  Come learn more during this round table discussion where representatives from the Canada Tibet Committee and the Tibetan community in Montreal will speak from the heart of Tibet’s struggles and share their knowledge with you.

*This activity is being held as part of the "Indigenous Knowledge Sharing (IKS) project" which highlights 1st Nations and Tibetan language, food, spirituality, culture and the arts in Montreal. The project is in two parts and begins with monthly activities presented by an open studio cafe, Coop Le Milieu from Jan. 2016 to May 2017 and culminates in a three day event in June 2017.

Guests include:

Sangye Dhundup - Sangye was born and raised in the Nagchu Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China of Amdo, Xizang, China. Amdo County is a county within the Nagchu Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. He studies at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah School in Dharmshala, India. Sangye recently immigrated to Montreal one year ago and escaped from Tibet 17 years ago.

Thubten Samdup -

Carole Samdup -

Facilitator - Jimmy Ung has traveled in close to 30 countries and worked for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Canadian Parliament, as well as for international charity Free The Children. His interests span over areas such as culture, education, community and civic engagement and the impacts of new technologies on them.

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