Dancing in Amdo

The Inside true story of the politcs and passion behind the Tibet issue.
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Dancing in Amdo Web Site

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

New York Screening

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Our trusty film crew in Delhi, India at the Red Fort.
MATT
MATT RICHTER
Cinematographer

Matt shot a beautiful film. He's traveled around the world and been to places that most folks only dream about.  Be it Cuba , Mongolia, India, China or his native New Jersey, his focus is never blurred.
Todd
TOOD KUHL
Sound Recordist

Todd recorded the sound for the documentary. He really enjoyed himself in Dharamsala, India, Todd is busy living in Toledo, Ohio, and doing more creative work than should be allowed.
hester
HESTER TOWNER
Editor


This was Hester's first go at Editor. You'll see the future in her work. 

CARL THE CAPE
CARL "the Cape" STIANSEN
 Narrator


Carl "the Cape" Stiansen is the Narrator. He runs Chevstar records and occasionally works for  BBC. He lives in Northumberland, UK,  works full-time at Durham University and can be heard regularly on Lonheart Radio . 
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exile bro JJI EXILE BROTHERS

From the first bars of the thunder strewn 'Stand-Up' complete with
spaghetti-western style whistling, you could imagine these three Tibetan
guys walking down the steps of Potala Palace for a showdown with
Chinese leader Hu Jintao. To do so, the Brothers would have to cross the
Himalayas to get back home and break into Tibet; officially they are
refugees in India and they have no passports. It's also highly unlikely
that a band like the JJI Brothers would ever get near Lhasa under
Chinese rule; in Tibet they would be political dynamite.  Buy the album from Chevstar.


UPCOMING SCREENINGS
August, 16/08, NYC The Pioneer Theater
September, 05 thru 07, PITTSBURGH  Pittsburgh Filmmakers (advance tickets)
09/08,  Philadelphia TBA
09/08Cleveland  TBA
TIBETANS AND CHINESE MEET IN NEW DOCUMENTARY
DANCING IN AMDO
The Most Complete Report Ever Produced Concerning the Tibet/China Crisis

Pittsburgh, PA (August 14, 2008) -  During the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Wobblimind Media releases the timely and critically important documentary Dancing in Amdo, the most complete work to date on the Tibet/China crisis. Can Tibet, its people and its culture continue to survive with China's continuing presence in the region?    

Dancing in Amdo takes the viewer inside China for an unprecedented, in-depth look at the current state of the Tibet Autonomous Region from the perspective of Tibetans living within China and those living in exile in India.  In never-before seen interviews, officials of the People's Republic of China offer their perspectives on the relationship between China, Tibet and the Tibetan today, and explain their efforts to preserve Tibetan culture.  Dancing in Amdo also explores freedom of Buddhist religious practice in China from the perspective of monks living and practicing in today's Tibet.

Dancing in Amdo explores the struggles of Tibetans living in exile to save Tibetan culture from extinction.  In an interview from his residence in exile in Dharamsala, India, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama offers his view on the future of Tibet, its culture and its people.  Officials of the Tibetan Government in Exile, Buddhist monks, teachers, artists and other exiled Tibetans describe the challenges they face as they strive to save Tibetan culture while living as refugees in India.

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Ph.D., Co-Director of The Center for Research on Tibet at Case Western Reserve University, adds valuable insight and historic context to Dancing in Amdo.

Narrated by BBC broadcaster Carl Stiansen, Dancing in Amdo features an amazing original soundtrack by Tibetan recording artists JJI Exile Brothers.  

Time is of the essence as Tibetan culture teeters on the edge of extinction.  Will this ancient culture be dissolved by the politics of our generation?  Dancing in Amdo offers a simple appeal that speaks directly to the heart and mind of every human being. Join the Facebook Group Dancing in Amdo.

Producer/Director Carl Cimini worked for four years on Dancing in Amdo.  The documentary not only pays homage to Tibetan culture, but also is a testament to the amazing feats that can be accomplished today in indie filmmaking.

Dancing in Amdo will premiere at the Pioneer Theater in New York on August 16, 2008.  For more information or advance tickets, contact the Pioneer Theater at (800) 595 4849 or at NYC SCREENING

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Press Contact: Jerry Pearl                                                     
Phone: (412) 621-6463
Cell:  (412) 303-9145
amdo@wobblimind.com


For more information about Dancing in Amdo, to schedule a screening, or to receive a DVD screener for review, contact Spahr Schmitt at (412) 621-6463 or at schmitts@wobblimind.com.
 
To view the trailer for Dancing in Amdo, visit CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRAILER
Please visit the film at The Films Web Site for more information

Tashi Delek,

Carl Cimini
Producer/Director
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