Join Discovery Education and BYkids for a screening of My Country Is Tibet*, a film directed by the young man, currently in exile, who has been coronated the Dharma King of Tibet by the Dalai Lama.
A live and Q&A session with the filmmaker, Trichen Lhagyari, and a legendary filmmaker and film mentor from BYkids, Joyce Chopra, will follow the screening.
Film synopsis: The 17-year-old exiled King of Tibet tells his rare, personal, and timely story. Namgyal Wangchuk Trichen Lhagyari is the only living descendent of Songtsen Gampo, the first Dharma King of Tibet. He is part of a generation of young Tibetans struggling to retain their traditional culture in the face of persecution.
Discovery Communications Headquarters, 1 Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD
May 5, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Screening begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
*This film and other films from BYkids are available in Discovery Education Streaming.