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Shadow Circus: A Personal Archive of Tibetan Resistance (1957–1974)

April 21-May 1, 2022

India International Centre, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi, India

India International Centre presents Shadow Circus: A Personal Archive of Tibetan Resistance (1957–1974), a project by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam in collaboration with Natasha Ginwala.

For many years, filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam have been researching the little- known story of Tibet’s armed struggle against the Chinese invasion, a movement that became entangled in global geopolitics when the CIA got involved. Inspired by Tenzing’s father, the late Lhamo Tsering, one of the leaders of the resistance and the key liaison between the Tibetans and the CIA, their work focuses on the nature of the armed struggle, and the CIA’s support and ultimate betrayal.  The exhibition re-evaluates the audiovisual material that Ritu and Tenzing gathered over the years by weaving in Lhamo Tsering’s extensive personal archive of documents, letters, photographs and surveillance maps, and presenting a re-mastered version of their documentary, to create a more complete and complex mosaic of this still largely obscure story. The exhibition is supported by White Crane Films, India International Centre and the International Campaign for Tibet, Germany.

Find out more on the White Crane Films website.