A Gesar Bard’s Tale

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<em>A Gesar Bard's Tale</em>. 2013. China/Finland. Directed by Donagh Coleman, Lharigtso. 82 min. Courtesy of Tseden and Trace Foundation
  • A Gesar Bard’s Tale

    2013. China/Finland. Donagh Coleman, Lharigtso. 82 min.

Followed by discussion with Donagh Coleman
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
  • A Gesar Bard’s Tale

    2013. China/Finland. Directed by Donagh Coleman, Lharigtso. As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet’s King Gesar. Now, at 35, Dawa receives a salary from the Chinese government as a guardian of national cultural heritage and is regarded as a holy man by his community. When an earthquake reduced his hometown to rubble, Chinese redevelopment of the region took a giant leap forward. In the midst of such seismic shifts, Dawa seeks healing from King Gesar and other divine protectors of the land. In Tibetan; English subtitles. 82 min.

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Image: A Gesar Bard's Tale. 2013. China/Finland. Directed by Donagh Coleman, Lharigtso. 82 min. Courtesy of Tseden and Trace Foundation