‘ATPD Expresses Gratitude to Mumbai's Mithibai College’
(TibetNet | August 25, 2004)
Dharamsala, August 25:
The Standing Committee of the Assembly of the
Tibetan People's Deputies has appreciated the efforts of the Friends of
Tibet and the Indian Committee for Cultural Freedom to organise a parallel
film festival at Mithibai College in Mumbai where the Asian Film Festival
The Standing Committee has sent a letter to Prabodh Parikh, the Chairman
of Mithibai College Film Society for its holding a one-day Tibet Film
Festival today despite knowing the fact that the Tibetan films have been
withdrawn from the Asian Film Festival under pressure from China.
"The Mithibai film festival is to support the Friends of Tibet. However,
it is bound to take a political hue as our move is a protest against the
Asian Film Festival's decision", Parikh was quoted earlier by the Asian
Age as saying.
Mithibai College Film Society will screen four films of which Martin
Scorsese's "Kundun" a film on the life of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama
and Jean Jacques Annaud's "Seven Years in Tibet", the story of Austrian
mountaineer Heinrich Harrer's sojourn in Lhasa, have earlier been dropped
from the Asian Film Festival.