This is the film the Chinese government doesn't want the world to see – *so
we need to PACK THE HOUSE and make sure the whole world sees it!*
If we can *PACK THE HOUSE* through opening weekend in New York, we can
ensure this film is picked up and distributed widely in theaters across the
U.S. and around the world. The film industry looks to Film Forum's box
office results to determine how widely an independent film is picked up in
*3 simple ways you can help us PACK THE HOUSE!*
1. *Buy a ticket*: If you live in the New York area please book tickets
online <http://actionnetwork.org/ct/TpatW1M1dSNa/> (starting on March
24th). Note: If you buy 12 or more tickets, you will receive a 50% discount.
For more information, go to:
2. *Forward this message*: Spread the word about this film to your
friends & networks and become a fan of The Sun Behind the
3. *Call your friends & family*: Almost everyone in the world has friends
and family in New York. If you don't live in New York, please pick up the
phone and call your friends & family who live here and tell them to go see
***If you live in the New York area and would like to volunteer to
distribute fliers and posters please contact Yvonne at
yvonne@stud... or call +1 (212) 358-0071.
At SFT, we believe this is one of the most pertinent and revolutionary films
on Tibet today. While many hundreds of introductory films on Tibet have been
made, this is the first to address the complexity and nuance of the Tibetan
freedom struggle and most importantly, to address these critical issues
through the eyes of Tibetans themselves.
It also includes a rare interview with one of the most important young
figures of the Tibetan struggle today -
Woeser<http://woeser.middle-way.net/>- the Tibetan writer living in
At this moment Tenzing Sonam & Ritu Sarin are in Prague for the One World
Human Rights Documentary Film Festival <http://www.oneworld.cz/2010/> where
they will be receiving the Vaclav Havel human right award from Havel
We hope you will see this incredible film and help us PACK THE HOUSE!
Tendor, Tendolkar, Kate, Schuyler, Mary Kate, Lhadon and all of us here at
*More on the Film*
Directed by Tibetan filmmaker Tenzing Sonam and his partner, Ritu Sarin, THE
SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS
<http://actionnetwork.org/ct/T7atW1M1dSNq/>compellingly updates the
struggle for Tibetan independence by focusing upon
the March 2008 demonstrations against Chinese rule, the largest ever since
the 1959 take-over of that nation, and the split among Tibetans themselves
regarding the most effective approach to Chinese intransigence.
The Dalai Lama, living in exile in Northern India, is interviewed
extensively during this turbulent period and given the opportunity to
explicate his "Middle Way Approach", a compromise position essentially
giving up the goal of Tibet's independence in exchange for cultural and
social autonomy. A younger generation of Tibetans who are devoted to the
Dalai Lama, but who nonetheless feel the Middle Way Approach is not working,
appear in the film, detailing their position in favor of independence. This
is the first film to show the Dalai Lama addressing the political complexity
of the Tibet issue, both in his homeland and within the exile community.