Join us for another Film Night (with popcorn) in the gompa at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds. This time we will be showing Seven Years in Tibet, an American biographical drama by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer on his experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951.
Harrer and companion Peter Aufschnaiter are mountaineering in British India imprisoned by the British in a POW camp at the start of World War II. They both escape and cross the border into Tibet. After initially being ordered to return to India, they are welcomed at the holy city of Lhasa and become absorbed into an unfamiliar way of life. Harrer is introduced to the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, who is still a boy, and becomes one of his tutors. During their time together, Heinrich becomes a close friend to the young spiritual leader. Starring Brad Pitt and David Thewlis, the score was composed by John Williams and features cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Doors open 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Seating is on chairs and cushions on the floor. All welcome.
Please reserve your seat by booking for this event.