Location: Pruyne, Fayerweather Hall, AMHERST COLLEGE CAMPUS
Film Screening of COMPASSION IN EXILE
The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Film and Media Studies Program at Amherst College are happy to announce the screening of the documentary
COMPASSION IN EXILE: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama, on
DATE: Wednesday, February 15th. 2012
TIME: 6 PM
LOCATION: Pruyne, Fayerweather Hall, AMHERST COLLEGE CAMPUS
Compassion in Exile is an intimate portrait of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. For this film, the Dalai Lama personally granted director Mickey Lemle unprecedented access and cooperation. With candor and humor, he describes his upbringing and key moments in his life, detailing historic events including his becoming head of state at the age of sixteen, journeying to Beijing at nineteen to confront Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, and
fleeing to India at twenty. Using historic and some never-before-seen footage, his remarkable story is also remembered by the people closest to him, including his older brother, his sister, and Heinrich Harrer (his childhood tutor and the author of Seven Years In Tibet).
Director and film-maker Mickey Lemle will be present at the screening and will engage in Q&A with the audience at the end of the documentary. COMPASSION IN EXILE was nominated for two Emmy Awards: Best Documentary and Best Director of a
Documentary, and selected as One of the Best Feature Documentaries of the Year, Documentary Film Screening Series, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1993). The Grand Prize - Justice and Human Rights Award at the EarthPeace International Film Festival (1993); Broadcast on ITV in the
United Kingdom, 1992 and on PBS in the United States, 1993.