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UK Premiere: The Sweet Requiem (15*) + ScreenTalk

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2019

The Sweet Requiem

Documentary filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam’s sophomore narrative feature explores the Tibetan refugee community in India.

At age eight, Dolkar and her father fled their home, escaping Chinese armed forces in an arduous journey across the Himalayas.

Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi, India, where an unexpected encounter with a man from her past reveals long-suppressed memories, propelling Dolkar on an obsessive search for the truth.

With stunning cinematography and skilfully subdued tension, The Sweet Requiem, from the filmmaking team behind Dreaming Lhasa (HRWFF, 2006) and The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (HRWFF, 2010), is an unforgettable reflection on an ongoing but too often forgotten refugee crisis.

India/US 2018 Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam 93 min

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