MISS TIBET: BEAUTY IN EXILE

Expected to Attend: Norah Shapiro, producer Kelly Nathe, film subject Tenzin Khecheo

WORLD PREMIERE A Tibetan teenager travels from Minneapolis to India to compete in a most unlikely beauty pageant. Long separated from their ancient homeland, Tibet’s exile community struggles to maintain a sense of tradition in the face of modernity, emblematic in the contradictions of the Miss Tibet pageant. While its suave organizer insists that he offers young Tibetans a chance to immerse themselves in their culture and language, critics take issue with the event’s decidedly un-Tibetan focus on outer beauty, replete with bikinis and catwalks.

Filmmaker is expected to be in person for both screenings.

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Intl. Perspectives

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Official Site: http://www.misstibetbeautyinexile.com
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Director: NORAH SHAPIRO
Producer: Norah Shapiro, Kelly Nathe
Cinematographer: Ronny Novick
Editor: Lisa Blackstone, Jennifer Steinman, Norah Shapiro
Music: Thomas Scott
Running Time: 69
Language: English, Tibetan
Country: USA
Year: 2014