Kokonor and The Valley of the Heroes

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<i>The Valley of the Heroes</i>. 2013. China. Directed by Khashem Gyal. 53 min. Courtesy of Gyal and Trace Foundation
  • Kokonor

    2005. China/France. Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang. 50 min.

  • The Valley of the Heroes

    2013. China. Khashem Gyal. 53 min.

Followed by a discussion with Khashem Gyal
Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
  • Kokonor

    2005. China/France. Directed by Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang. For centuries, Tibetan nomads were the only inhabitants on the banks of the sacred Lake Kokonor—the Blue Lake—in Amdo (eastern Tibet). Starting in the 1990s, the area saw a dramatic rise in domestic tourism: It was not just the lake’s beauty that drew tourists but the Tibetan culture in general. This influx of tourists came at a cost: the locals now find themselves having to adapt to new roles in the tourism industry. This glimpse at the Kokonor community examines the transformation of the lives of the Tibetans who live there. In English, Tibetan, Mandarin; English subtitles. 50 min.

  • The Valley of the Heroes

    2013. China. Directed by Khashem Gyal. This documentary, a project of Kham Film Project, offers a rare portrait of Tibetan Muslims in the Hualong area of eastern Tibet/Qinghai Province. Issues of identity and language are explored in this intimate and sensitive film. In Tibetan and Chinese; English subtitles. 53 min.

In the Film exhibition

Image: The Valley of the Heroes. 2013. China. Directed by Khashem Gyal. 53 min. Courtesy of Gyal and Trace Foundation