Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Special Screening Of Eric Valli's Film "Himalaya"

In 1995, a six year old Tibetan child and members of his family disappeared. They have been held under house arrest in China ever since.

On 25 April this year, the child will have his 12th birthday. There are over 4000 Tibetan political prisoners but this child is special. He is the Panchen Lama.

By established custom in Tibet, the Panchen Lama and the Dalai Lama have a reciprocal relationship in which each recognises the incarnation of the other in their successive lives.

Friends of Tibet Wellington are celebrating the Panchen Lama's 12th birthday by holding a special fund raising evening to aid Tibetan political prisoners and refugees at the Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn, on Wednesday, 25 April. At 8.30 pm, Eric Valli's film "Himalaya" will be screened. It is an astonishingly beautiful film set in the remote Nepalese mountain province of Dolpo. Described as a "hymn to the survival of an ancient culture and a classic tale of rivalry", the film's actors are local chiefs, lamas and villagers.

Waged $15 / Unwaged $10 for film and birthday cake. The Penthouse Cinema is fully licensed. Ticket inquiries please phone 025 237 8009 or 021 918 6449.

Please forward this message to others. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please send your cheque made out to "Friends of Tibet", c/- The Treasurer, 72 Majoribanks Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington.


Friends of Tibet is a New Zealand organisation which promotes awareness of the violation of the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people by the Chinese occupation of Tibet. For more information contact Sera Robinson phone 389 9797

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>