With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile
Directed by Norah Shapiro
USA,  2014, 69 minutes
When: Sunday, November 16 at 7:15PM
 and Monday, November 17 at 11:15AM
Where: IFC CENTER (323 6th Avenue, NY)
Language: English, Tibetan
World Premiere

High in the Indian Himalayas, in the epicenter of the exiled Tibetan world, a maverick Tibetan impresario stages an unexpected spectacle: a western-style beauty pageant. When Tibetan-American teenager Tenzin Khecheo travels to India to participate in this 'pageant with a difference,' she finds herself not just competing for a crown, but confronting the intersection between her cultural identity and life in the western world. Pageant founder Lobsang Wangyal seeks to fill a void within the Tibetan exile community by bringing a bit of glamour into his corner of the world. Complete with catwalks and evening gowns, he sees his pageant as an opportunity for exiled Tibetan women to both immerse themselves in Tibetan culture and to add their voices to global fight for a free Tibet by using the pageant as a unlikely political platform.

Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile Trailer 

Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile Official Site

These screenings of Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile are part of the eight day DOC NYC film festival which runs from November 13 through 20

DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, presents its fifth edition November 13-20, 2014 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas. The 2014 festival will showcase 153 films, including 25 world and US premieres, plus panels, masterclasses, and a new Visionaries Tribute event, with more than 200 documentary makers and special guests appearing in person. In addition to an audience award, DOC NYC presents jury prizes in three competition sections; the festival is also an Academy qualifying festival for the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.

DOC NYC is made possible by its sponsors, including Leadership Sponsor HBO Documentary Films; Media Sponsors WNET and New York magazine; and Major Sponsors A&E IndieFilms, History Films and SundanceNow Doc Club. The festival is produced by IFC Center.

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