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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Wobblimind Media Releases New Documentary Dancing in Amdo the Tibet Crisis

July 28, 2008
July 26, 2008

On the eve of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Producer/Director Carl
Cimini releases the timely and critically important documentary
Dancing in Amdo, the most complete work to date on the Tibet/China
crisis. Can Tibet, its people and its culture continue to survive
with China's continuing presence in the region?

Dancing in Amdo takes the viewer inside China for an unprecedented,
in-depth look at the current state of the Tibet Autonomous Region
from the perspective of Tibetans living within China and those living
in exile in India. In never-before seen interviews, officials of the
People's Republic of China offer their perspectives on the
relationship between China, Tibet and the Tibetan today, and explain
their efforts to preserve Tibetan culture. Dancing in Amdo also
explores freedom of Buddhist religious practice in China from the
perspective of monks living and practicing in today's Tibet.

Dancing in Amdo explores the struggles of Tibetans living in exile to
save Tibetan culture from extinction. In an interview from his
residence in exile in Dharamsala, India, His Holiness the 14th Dalai
Lama offers his view on the future of Tibet, its culture and its
people. Officials of the Tibetan Government in Exile, Buddhist monks,
teachers, artists and other exiled Tibetans describe the challenges
they face as they strive to save Tibetan culture while living as
refugees in India.

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Ph.D., Co-Director of The Center for Research on
Tibet at Case Western Reserve University, adds valuable insight and
historic context to Dancing in Amdo.

Narrated by BBC trainer Carl Stiansen, Dancing in Amdo features an
amazing original soundtrack by Tibetan recording artists JJI Exile Brothers.

As the Olympics approach, the world watches the delicate and volatile
dance between China and Tibet. Time is of the essence as Tibetan
culture teeters on the edge of extinction. Will this ancient culture
be dissolved by the politics of our generation? Dancing in Amdo
offers a simple appeal that speaks directly to the heart and mind of
every human being.

Producer/Director Carl Cimini worked for eight years on Dancing in
Amdo. The documentary not only pays homage to Tibetan culture, but
also is a testament to the amazing feats that can be accomplished
today in low budget indie filmmaking.

Dancing in Amdo will premiere at the Pioneer Theater in New York on
August 16, 2008. For more information or advance tickets, contact the
Pioneer Theater at (800) 595 4849 or at
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
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