Please join Discovery Education and BYkids as we present a special screening of My Country Is Tibet
Discovery Education Headquarters | 1 Discovery Place, Silver Spring, Maryland
May 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The evening will include a reception and a post-screening discussion with the young filmmaker and exiled king of Tibet, Trichen Lhagyari.
Joyce Chopra, legendary filmmaker and mentor for BYkids, and Holly Carter, Executive Director of BYkids, will also join in the discussion.
About the Film: The King of Tibet, living in exile in Dharamsala in Northern India, is the 17-year-old Namgyal Wangchuk Trichen Lhagyari.
As the only recognized descendent of the first Dharma King of Tibet (617-698 AD), Trichen carries the unique responsibility of representing Tibet’s
unbroken history and heritage. Yet, as a teenager, he also represents a new generation of young Tibetans who are caught between the peaceful
traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and a desperate desire to fight for the freedom of their people.
Trichen worked with BYkids in 2009 to tell his emblematic story through film. He narrates in both Tibetan and English.
Please join us for a special evening with this remarkable young man and his story. Click here to register.