Film Screening: A Gesar Bard's Tale

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500 Cortland Avenue San Francisco CA 94110
Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This feature-length documentary transports us to Tibet in the immediate aftermath of a severe earthquake, where we meet Dawa. A bard famous for his spirited telling of the epic story of Tibet’s King Gesar, Dawa gained work for the Chinese government as a guardian of national cultural heritage. But after the earthquake levels his village, Dawa sees the Chinese accelerate their local redevelopment project and wonders how the lessons of antiquity can offer guidance for the rapidly changing world that surrounds him.