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Asian-American film fest features Tibetan culture

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The seventh annual Asian Film Festival begins its five-day run Tuesday with the documentary film, “Unmistaken Child,” directed by Nati Baratz.

The film festival’s theme this year is “Visualizing Tibet.” All of the films in the fest showcase films about Tibet.

What I really wanted was different points of view,” Nancy Jervis, program director of the Asian Media Service, said. “The Chinese directors have been making films about Tibet for many years. So I wanted to find some Chinese films. I wanted to find American documentaries or films. I wanted to find films by Tibetans. So we have all of that represented.”

Along with showing one relatively mainstream Hollywood film production, Jarvis decided to keep two of the films made by Tibetan filmmakers, as well as a film made by one of the organizers of the Tibetan Harlem Film Fest.

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via Daily Illini

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