Film summaries - Free Spirit Festival films

Free Spirit Film Festival 2001

27 October 12 noon - TIPA, McLeod Ganj

Here are synopses of the films for the Free Spirit Film Festival 2001.

Poster for The Cup

The CupPhorpa

Directed by Khyentse Norbu India 1999 Documentary 95m English


The film follows two young football-crazed Tibetan refugee novice monks, Palden and Nyima, in a remote Himalayan monastery in India who desperately try to obtain a television for the monastery to watch the 1998 Football World Cup final played between France and Brazil.

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The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche

Directed by Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin US 1991 Documentary 62m English


A Tibetan monk searches for the child who is the reincarnation of his master Khenshur Rinpoche.

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Tibet's Stolen Child

Directed by Garthwait and Griffin Films US 2000 Documentary 57m English


About Tibet's Panchen Lama, who became the youngest political prisoner in the world after His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized him as the 11th Panchen Lama.