film shows
 
1998 Series
1997 Series
1996 Series
1995 Series
1994 Series
 
 


 
  1998 Series
 
  A Vad
(the Prosecution)
Sandor Sara
 
  December 5 , 1998
AMI Audio-Visual Room
 
  AMI was honoured by the presence of award winning Hungarian director Sandor Sara at Dharamshala for the screening of his feature film A Vad (The Prosecution) a chilling indictment of Soviet tyranny in Hungary. The screening and Mr. Sara's visit to AMI was made possible through the efforts of the notable Hungarian Tibetologist Prof. Geza Bethlenfalvy. After the screening Mr. Sara discussed the background of his film and also answered many questions from the Tibetan audience on the nature and consequences of Soviet tyranny in Hungary.
 
  The Shadow Circus
The CIA in Tibet
Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
 
  October 31, 1998
Tibetan Institiute of Performing Arts (TIPA)
 
  The World premiere of this vital and moving documentary on the Tibetan resistance was hosted by AMI. A project that has taken over ten years to realise, this documentary not only carried stirring reminiscences of resistance leaders and fighters, but also eye-opening interviews with CIA officers and instructors. The film also gained from rare footages of Tibetan guerillas in training and action. The makers of the film, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam attended the screening and the reception hosted by AMI. The proceeds of the premiere went to the welfare of former Mustang guerrillas living in poverty and hardship in Nepal.
 
  Festival of Swiss Films
In collaboration with Xenix Film Club, Zurich
 
  October 2 to 10, 1998
Tibetan Institiute of Performing Arts (TIPA)
 
  Post-monsoon Mcleod Ganj came alive with cheerful banners, colourful posters and programmes of the Festival of Swiss Films. Over 23 documentaries, animations and features from Switzerland, mostly very recent works of Swiss filmmakers, were screened for nine days. Many of these films in fact were having their international premiere here in Dharamshala. This Festival was organised by AMI and Cinema Xenix of Zurich. The inauguration of the festival was presided over by Kalon T.C. Tethong of the Departement of Information and Interantional relations who also lit the Film Festival Lamp. Dr. Pierre Helg, Minister from the Embassy of Switzerland addressed the gathering. A cocktail reception hosted by the Swiss Embassy concluded the grand inauguration. The festival was supported by Pro Helevetia, Arts Council of Switzerland.
 
  October 10, 1998

The Silence Within
Michael Steiner and Pascal Walder

Life
Claudius Gentinetta

October 9, 1998

Well Done
Thomas Imbach

Bye Bye
Walter Feistle

October 8, 1998

Journey of Hope
Xavier Koller

Political Science
Paolo Poloni

October 7, 1998

Wild Boy
Josy Meier and Stefan Jung

The Way Things Go
Peter Fischli and David Weiss

The Little Girl
Samir

October 6, 1998

Alpine Fire
Fredi M. Murer

The Day Is Rising
Pierre Mennel

October 5, 1998

Signer's Suitcase
Peter Liechti

The Square of Light
Claude Luyet

October 4, 1998

Thieves Vol 1-3
Anna Luif

Hotel Belgrade
Andrea Staka

As I Lay Dying
Esen Isik

Pastry, Pain and Politics
Stina Werenfels

Thunderbird
Vanessa Puentener

Tony
Simon Piniel

October 3, 1998

Farmer's Chronicle
Jacqueline Veuve

Mutant ® 13
Davix

October 2, 1998

Babylon 2
Samir

Bolides
Walter Feistle

 
  World Cinema Appreciation Evenings  
  September 12, 1998
AMI Audio-Visual Room
   
  To honour the memory of the great Japanese film-maker, Kurosawa Akira, who died at his home in Tokyo on September 6, 1998, AMI introduced its World Cinema Appreciation Evenings with the double-bill screening of Kurosawa's two great films. We hope to have such programmes at least once a month and gradually introduce the works of such great film-makers such as Eisenstien, Orson Welles, Satyajit Ray, Vittorio de Sica, Jean Renoir, Wim Wenders and others to the Tibetan public.
 
  Rashomon
Akira Kurosawa
   
  Ran
Akira Kurosawa
 
  Tibetan Films & Film Makers  
  June 12, 1998
Tibetan Institiute of Performing Arts (TIPA)
 
  Public screening of two new Tibetan documentaries: Tsering Rithar's award winning documentary, and Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam's moving personal travelogue. At the end of the screening the three filmmakers were introduced to a delighted and appreciative audience of over eight hundred people.
 
 

A Stranger in My Native Land
Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

 
  The Spirit Doesn't Come Anymore
Tsering Rhitar
 
     

 
 
  1997 Series
 
  Buddhist Buryatia Today
Helen Kharkova
 
  August 2, 1997
AMI Audio-Visual Room
 
   

 
 
  1996 Series
 
  Farwell My Concubine
Chen Kaige
 
 

October 30, 1996
Department of Information and International Relations, Dharamsala, India

This film was shown on the first evening of the Conference on Tibet in the Great Cultural Revolution.

 
  The Gate of Heavenly Palace
Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton
 
 

October 29, 1996
Department of Information and International Relations, Dharamsala, India

This film was shown on the second evening of the Conference on Tibet in the Great Cultural Revolution.

 
   

 
 
  1995 Series
 
  Danmarks Frihedskamp 1940-1945
A documentary on the Danish Resistance during the Second World War
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  December 11, 1995
Bhagsu Hotel, McLeod Ganj, India

This film show was organized in memory of Mr. Poul Lauritzen, to mark his first death anniversary.

Poul Lauritzen established in 1984 the PL Foundation and the PL Prize for Freedom, awarded in 1994 and in 1996 to AMI (see "awards" page for more details). Poul Lauritzen was himself a freedom fighter during the Second World War. As an active member of the Danish Resistance, he became greatly concerned by the injustice and suffering during the war when millions of people were imprisoned, tortured and killed because of their beliefs or their race.

 
  Gandhi
Richard Attenborough
 
  December 11, 1995
Bhagsu Hotel, McLeod Ganj, India
 
  Red Flag Over Tibet
Stephen McMillan and Robert Davidson
 
 

March 16, 1995
Bhagsu Hotel, McLeod Ganj, India

This film was shown on the second evening of the First National Conference of Tibetan Writers

 
  Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom
Tony Miller
 
 

March 14, 1995
Bhagsu Hotel, McLeod Ganj, India

This film was shown on the eve of the First National Conference of Tibetan Writers

 
     

 
 
  1994 Series
 
  The Trials of Telo Rinpoche
Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
 
  May 26, 1994
Bhagsu Hotel, McLeod Ganj, India

Premiere of the documentary to an audience of Indian and Tibetan dignitaries in presence of the producers/directors.