From Our Eyes

 

Read Yi Cui & Dara Culhane's essay: From Our Eyes

For decades, most films about Tibet have been produced by filmmakers from other parts of the world. Far fewer films have actually been made by the Tibetan people themselves. From Our Eyes is a collection of films made by Tibetan herdsman and youth that subvert twentieth century ethnographic conventions, and offer an intimate look into the daily life of their communities. The films in From Our Eyes include:

Various Directors | 
Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China |
 2018 | 
83 minutes

From New Year rituals and teenage pilgrimages to the life of ants and campus culture at the Gyaltsen Tibetan College, this collection of short films offers a poetic look at the everyday life of contemporary Tibetans.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 2:30pm
Various Directors | 
Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China |
 2013-2017 | 
82 minutes

Whether it’s examining local wildlife or observing the interaction between locals and tourists, this group of short films reflect on the shifting realities of the environment and economy.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Various Directors | 
Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China |
  2011-2014 | 
79 minutes

In The Palyul Elementary School, a teacher named Palden Nyandrak offers us a close look his pupil’s daily life — from the classroom to the playground. Yak Dung explores how manure provides everything from heat and light to children’s toys and Buddhist figurines.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:00pm