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Unreliable narrative in documentary film

A few short thoughts: From Monastery to Catwalk: The Miss Tibet Beauty Pageant is a short documentary raising many important issues surrounding Tibetan politics as well as women in Tibet. For all its positives, however, it does nothing to sell Tibetan culture as one that behaves fairly towards women, mostly due to the main character … Continue reading

Ub Lama

Galaa is a troublesome twelve-year-old boy who lives in a yurt in Mongolia’s largest yurt district in Ulaanbataar. His father has been dead for several years, and his mother earns money by selling cigarettes to passing tradesmen at Narantuul Market. He has a very sweet and earnest little brother, who he takes care of despite … Continue reading

Yogis of Tibet

Tibet is one of the latest-discovered civilisations in the world. They have lived self-sufficiently for a thousand years. Currently best-known for their troubles with the Chinese, who, since Mao Zedong, have wanted to occupy them, the Tibetans are still struggling to assert their independent right to a sustainable culture without the influence of Chinese politics. … Continue reading